The View North from the High Street Bus Stop

Welcome to our new (August 2016) Village Website. Gringley on the Hill is a village of some 800 souls. We are in North Nottinghamshire, close to the borders with South Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. Gainsborough and the River Trent lie a few miles to the east, Retford to the South and Bawtry to the west. To the north lies the great flood plain of the Carrlands cut through by the Chesterfield Canal. In the near distance lie Drax and Scunthorpe, and beyond them is York.


Any STOP PRESS announcements or bulletins can now be accessed by clicking here on our NOTICES page.

Our DN10 postcode tethers us to our nearest large centre of Doncaster (South Yorkshire), but we have a Retford telephone number prefix and come under Bassetlaw District Council so we answer to administratively to Nottinghamshire. Yet the nearest secondary school and closest shopping and rail-link lies just across the Trent in Lincolnshire. There are two regular bus services whose timetables include the Village and the busy A631 runs just to the south of us.

Our Village Website is funded by our Parish Council, an institution now 120 years old. The Parish Council meets monthly and its documents are published and retained on this website for easy retrieval and access. 


We try hard to publish an active and accurate guide to future happenings within the Village Calendar. This is updated regularly on the FUTURE pages where you will also find a month by month downloadable calendar showing events for the next 6 months.

Please help us keep this up to date by submitting your information.

Contributions to this Village Website can come from all aspects of Gringley life, not least the Parish Church of St. Peter and St. Paul. We also have our own voluntary aided primary school (St. Peter's) and a thriving Community Centre with several active clubs and groups. The Community Centre has its own Website at : 


Our rich history is represented on the ground by the ancient Beacon Hill which dominates the eastern approaches to the village, and the Market Cross in the centre of the village.  There is an active history group within the village with  their own website at www.gohistory.org.uk.

More recent News or Developments are summarised on this website in our REVIEWS section, which includes a News blog and the opportunity for individuals or associations to publish their own contributions.

There is also the possibility to post Notices or Announcements on the Bulletin Board in our NOTICES Section - please email directly to the Webmaster. The Village also has its own local monthly magazine - The Beacon.

This Village website is completely independent of the GringleyontheHill Folk page on Facebook and it is the policy of the Parish Council not to engage in discussion on Facebook. However this website feeds some of its News and Pictures to that Facebook page, and also in turn draws News from it to try and provide a consistent picture.

Gringley Aerial Photo 1998
Gringley on the Hill

Newcomers to the Village are encouraged to download the WELCOME PACK - although this is now slightly out of date - by clicking HERE.

2017 Festive Bin collections