Gringley on the Hill

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Gringley on the Hill
Gringley on the Hill is located in Nottinghamshire
Gringley on the Hill
Gringley on the Hill
Location within Nottinghamshire
Population699 (2011)
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townDONCASTER
Postcode districtDN10
Dialling code01777
PoliceNottinghamshire
FireNottinghamshire
AmbulanceEast Midlands
EU ParliamentEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Nottinghamshire
53°24′25″N 0°53′35″W / 53.407°N 0.893°W / 53.407; -0.893Coordinates: 53°24′25″N 0°53′35″W / 53.407°N 0.893°W / 53.407; -0.893

Gringley on the Hill, Nottinghamshire, is an English village and parish. The population of the civil parish at the 2011 census was 699.[1] It is on the highest part of the road from Bawtry to Gainsborough, six miles east-southeast of the former, and the same distance west by north of the latter town.

Location[edit]

From its situation on the loftiest of the promontories which overlook the wide extent of Misson and Misterton Carrs, it commands such extensive prospects, that the minster of Lincoln may be seen from it on a clear day, across the vale of the Trent, whilst in the nearer distance, the Chesterfield Canal appears emerging from the tunnel at Drakeholes, and winding under the long ridge of hills which extends eastward to the Trent.

Antiquities[edit]

The English Heritage Archive includes three sites located in the village, as well as the church. These are the site of a prehistoric hillfort at Beacon Hill, the stump of a medieval market cross and a four-storey tower windmill dating from 1830.[2]

Church[edit]

The parish church of St Peter and St Paul is of Norman construction, with a later Perpendicular tower . Of note is an Early English pillar piscina, a free-standing bowl for washing the communion vessels.[3]

Windmill[edit]

A brick tower windmill was built at Gringley c. 1830 by Jabez Wilkinson, replacing a post mill on the same site. The four-storey tower was derelict by 1977.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
  2. ^ Archaeology Data Service http://ads.ahds.ac.uk[full citation needed]
  3. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus. 1979. The Buildings of England:Nottinghamshire. page 136.Harmondsworth, Middx. Penguin.
  4. ^ Shaw, T. (1995). Windmills of Nottinghamshire. Page 22. Nottingham: Nottinghamshire County Council. ISBN 0-900986-12-3

External links[edit]

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