Grinshill

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View over Grinshill from Grinshill Hill.

Grinshill is a small village, hill and civil parish in Shropshire, England, United Kingdom. The parish is one of the smallest in the district. The hill rises to 192 metres (630 ft) above sea level.

Grinshill is near to the village of Clive. The A49 runs just to the east of the village.

Stone has been quarried at Grinshill since at least the twelfth century. Grinshill stone is a Triassic sandstone that was described by the Pevsner Architectural Guides as the "pre-eminent" building stone of Shropshire, and has been used in buildings as varied as Haughmond Abbey, Shrewsbury railway station and Welsh Bridge.[1] Most notably, Grinshill stone has been used to make the lintels and door surround of Number 10 Downing Street and in the building of Chequers.[2]

The village church is All Saints [1].

References[edit]

  1. ^ Newman, John; Pevsner, Nikolaus (2006). Shropshire. Pevsner Architectural Guides: The Buildings of England (2nd ed.). p. 6. ISBN 978-0-300-12083-7. 
  2. ^ "Grinshill Ancient Village or Settlement - The Megalithic Portal". megalithic.co.uk. Retrieved 26 August 2013. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Grinshill at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 52°48′N 2°43′W / 52.800°N 2.717°W / 52.800; -2.717