Discovering, Preserving and Presenting the History of Gringley-on-the-Hill, Nottinghamshire.

Shops and Businesses

In Victorian times Gringley was fairly self sufficient.  The 1864 Business Directory incidates there were a variety of shops and businesses.  Gringley even had its own policeman, J. Earp (no relation).  Gradually over time shops closed and by the early 1970s only Cross Hill Stores and the Post Office next to the Blue Bell on the High Street remained.  


Postcard Cross Hill with Cart pre 1918 Reproduction

Pre 1918.  Cross Hill - Whaley's bakers to the left of the cart (now Acorn House), and general stores behind the cart (now Trust Cottage)


Mrs Hunter Collection Bill Hunter c1935

 1935.  Bill Hunter outside Masons Butchers, High Street, (opposite the church)


Gringley Central Stores Risgewood House version 2c1900 21900s.  Gringley Central Stores (now Ridgewood House, opposite Horsewells Street) 
Known as Dixons, then Blackwells - closed in 1963
North Beeches seen to the left of the photo

Gringley Printed Old Postcards Heidi High Street looking east

  Saddlers Shop, High Street, opposite Ravenhill.   (Saddlers Cottage to the left of the shop)

Gringley Tuck Postcard collection 2

Rennisons, cycle repairs.  High Street (next to Montem House)

Needham Photograph Collection High Street Rennison Garage

Rennisons Garage more recently c.1980s (Buttercross Cottage now stands on the site)  







Reproduction Postcard Beeches Post Office with dog and High Street looking west

The Post Office (now North/South Beeches), High Street 

Mrs Hunter Collection Hunter Shop Gosforth House

 H J Hunter & Sons, Building Contractors, Joiners and Undertakers, Gosforth House, High Street



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