Now just a single petrol station with a strangely-shaped shop, but Greystones once offered a little more than this.
Greystones Filling Station
Trivia and History
The shape of the land here left perfect space for a service station.
The north-eastbound garage was built in the 1950s, and was joined by a property called Greystones. This is still there but hidden by the tall hedges.
At the time the road was single carriageway so the garage could be accessed in both directions. In the 1980s it was upgraded to a dual carriageway and bypassed the nearby village of Lindale.
Meanwhile, further down the road was the Lindale branch of Little Chef, which had opened in 1970 and has since been demolished. It closed in 1985 and instead they built a restaurant on both sides of the road here at Greystones. Both of these closed in around 2005.
The south-westbound side would have been one of their more scenic sites, with a large parking area leaving space for another petrol station. This went on to become several different restaurants, and is now a kitchen design studio.
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