Gringley ON THE HILL

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GRINGLEY - a much favoured location

 

Gringley-on-the-Hill is an attractive rural village of around 300 houses and 750 inhabitants, situated in a lofty position between Bawtry and Gainsborough, the highest point being the ancient mound of Beacon Hill. There is evidence of Gringley in the Domesday Book, and both Beacon Hill and the road system suggest life went on here well before that. On clear days, there are magnificent and far-reaching views across five counties – particularly to the North over the Carrs, and to the South-East, where Lincoln cathedral is visible. There are interesting nature trails in the area, and many of the neighbouring villages also have interesting stories.

For more information click on the GEOGRAPHY, HISTORY or ENVIRONMENT titles in the panels to the right of this page. For Links to our neighbouring villages then click on NEIGHBOURS in the title to that panel.

For details of the CPRE Best Kept Village Award please keep an eye on the Parish Council pages.





For a general historical and geographical summary of the county of Nottinghamshire the link below might be interesting:

http://www.uk-genealogy.org.uk/england/Nottinghamshire/gazetteer.html   


 

GEOGRAPHY

Gringley-on-the-Hill, is located on a raised ridge in the flood plain of the River Idle, close by the Chesterfield Canal.  The elevation at Beacon Hill is 270 ft (82 metres) and the OSGrid Reference is: 474391.

HISTORY

Gringley’s history certainly goes back at least 1000 years. There is a new but active History Club in the village, with a mission to develop more of an understanding of Gringley’s past. Just click on the HISTORY title at the head of this paragraph to read more or go directly to:

www.gohistory.org.uk   

ENVIRONMENT

For more information about the flora, fauna and other local facts about Gringley and the surrounding area click on the ENVIRONMENT title at the head of this paragraph. This includes the COMMUNITY LIAISON GROUP. This group is monitoring the development of Fracking in the area.

NEIGHBOURS

Find out more about Clayworth, Wiseton, Everton, Mattersey, Misterton and other neighbouring villages by clicking on the link to Neighbours as the title to this panel.