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Grimethorpe, Barnsley

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Grimethorpe, Barnsley

Grimethorpe is a large village which is part of the metropolitan borough of Barnsley in South Yorkshire, England. Historically within the West Riding of Yorkshire, it has a population of 1,873. It is believed that the name Grimethorpe originates from "Grim's Torp", a mixture of Anglo-Saxon and Viking names, meaning a torp or hamlet owned by a Viking named Grimey.
Administrative CountyBarnsley
Traditional CountyYorkshire, West Riding
OS GridSE4109
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Police AuthoritySouth Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthoritySouth Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthoritySouth Yorkshire
Ambulance AuthorityYorkshire
Dialling code01226
Population1,873 (2001)

Grimethorpe, Barnsley in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Grimethorpe, hamlet, Felkirk par., S. div. West-Riding Yorkshire, 5 miles NE. of Barnsley.

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