Now it's just a single petrol station with a strangely-shaped shop, but Greystones once offered a little more than this.
Short stay customer parking is available for cars. No HGV parking is available.
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Greystones Filling Station
Trivia and History
The north-eastbound filling station was built in the 1950s, and was joined by a property called Greystones, which is where the name of the service area derives from. The property 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.
Meanwhile, a little further down the road was the Lindale branch of Little Chef, which had opened in 1970.
Creating A Service Area
In the mid-1970s, the road here was upgraded to a dual carriageway and the nearby village of Lindale bypassed. This saw the filling station here receive a major upgrade, with the sales building gaining a café and the site becoming a BP site.
The existing Little Chef in nearby Lindale was struggling to attract trade with it now being situated on the B5277, so several plans were drawn up to build a service area on the new road, opposite the Greystones site, featuring a new Little Chef. The Lindale branch eventually closed in 1985, being demolished shortly after. Instead, two Little Chef restaurants opened here, one on each side. The south-westbound side would have been one of Little Chef's more scenic sites, with a large parking area leaving space for another filling station which never materialised.
Both restaurants closed in around 2005, with the north-eastbound restaurant being demolished and the south-westbound side becoming several restaurants, before more recently becoming a kitchen design studio. The site is now empty, its road access is closed and it is redundant as a service area.
The forecourt café closed in 2011, later becoming part of an extended Mace store. The car park used to feature a tourist information board but this was removed in 2018.
MFG currently hold planning permission to install one of their MFG EV Power electric vehicle charging hubs here. They are also currently seeking permission to add an extension to the sales building to house a new food to go offering.
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