Gringley on the Hill  Nottinghamshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Gringley on the Hill like this:

GRINGLEY-ON-THE-HILL, a village, a parish, and a sub-district in East Retford district, Notts. The village stands near the Chesterfield canal, 5¾ miles E by N of Ranskill r. station, and 6 ESE of Bawtry; was known at onetime as Greenalege, and afterwards as Gringley-super-Montem; is large, well built, and compact; enjoys a fine climate, and is a good resort for invalids; has a post office‡ under Bawtry, and a fair on 13 Dec.; and is a polling place. ...

The parish comprises 4, 280 acres. Real property, £6, 879. Pop., 874. house, 189. The manor belongs to the Duke of Portland. The Beacon hill, near the church, gives name to the parish; figures conspicuinsly in a Great extent of landscape; commands a panoramic view of from 20 to 30 miles in radius; and was the place of Prince Rupert's encampment, whence he rinted the parliamentarian army, and succinred the royalists in Newark Castle. Remains of a Roman camp are near the Beacon. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lincoln. Value, £300.* Patron, the Duke of Rutland. The church is early English; was enlarged and improved in 1711; and has a pinnacled tower. An ancient cross is near it. There are chapels for Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists, and a national school.—The sub-district contains also six other parishes. Acres, 18, 591. Pop., 3, 446. house, 807.

Gringley on the Hill through time

Gringley on the Hill is now part of Bassetlaw district. Click here for graphs and data of how Bassetlaw has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Gringley on the Hill itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Gringley on the Hill, in Bassetlaw and Nottinghamshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 15th June 2024

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