Grinshill

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Grinshill
View over Grinshill.jpg
View over Grinshill from Grinshill Hill
Grinshill is located in Shropshire
Grinshill
Grinshill
Grinshill shown within Shropshire
Population274 (2011)
OS grid referenceSJ520234
Civil parish
  • Grinshill
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSHREWSBURY
Postcode districtSY4
Dialling code01939
PoliceWest Mercia
FireShropshire
AmbulanceWest Midlands
EU ParliamentWest Midlands
UK Parliament
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Shropshire
52°48′22″N 2°42′43″W / 52.806°N 2.712°W / 52.806; -2.712Coordinates: 52°48′22″N 2°42′43″W / 52.806°N 2.712°W / 52.806; -2.712

Grinshill is a small village, and civil parish in Shropshire, England, United Kingdom. The parish is one of the smallest in the district. The population of the civil parish at the 2011 census was 274.[1] Grinshill Hill rises above the village to 192 metres (630 ft) above sea level.

Grinshill is near (east) to the village of Clive. The A49 runs just further 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.[2] 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.[3]

The village church is All Saints [1].

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population". Retrieved 26 November 2015.
  2. ^ Newman, John; Pevsner, Nikolaus (2006). Shropshire. Pevsner Architectural Guides: The Buildings of England (2nd ed.). p. 6. ISBN 978-0-300-12083-7.
  3. ^ "Grinshill Ancient Village or Settlement - The Megalithic Portal". megalithic.co.uk. Retrieved 26 August 2013.

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