Griff, Warwickshire

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A 1961 1 inch = 1 mile series map, covering the Hinkley, Nuneaton, part of Bedworth, Atherstone, Arsley, Burton Hastings, Hartshill and Wovley

Griff is a hamlet in the Nuneaton and Bedworth district of Warwickshire, England. The hamlet is on the A444 road between the towns of Nuneaton and Bedworth.

Formerly a coal mining area there is evidence that coal was obtained from Griff from as early as the twelfth century.[1] Griff Quarry produces 260,000 tonnes (290,000 tons) of aggregate annually.[2]

Mary Ann Evans (George Eliot) was brought up at Griff House, now a hotel. Griff is likely represented in Eliot's novel Middlemarch as "Frick", which is described as "[Mr Solomon's] side of Lowick was the most remote from the village, and the houses of the labouring people were either lone cottages or were collected in a hamlet called Frick, where a water-mill and some stone-pits made a little centre of slow, heavy-shouldered industry."[citation needed]

Now it’s mostly just the A444, grasslands and Coventry Road which leads into Bedworth.


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Coordinates: 52°29′52″N 1°28′37″W / 52.49775°N 1.47704°W / 52.49775; -1.47704