Home

British Place Names

A comprehensive online gazetteer

Home » Barnsley » Grimethorpe, Barnsley - local map, administrative data, historical information and reader comments

Grimethorpe, Barnsley

Local area map loading...

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.
Post townBARNSLEY
Administrative CountyBarnsley
Traditional CountyYorkshire, West Riding
OS GridSE4109
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
CountryEngland
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.

Your comments about Grimethorpe, Barnsley

What do you know about Grimethorpe, Barnsley? Give us the benefit of your local knowledge and opinions here!

comments powered by Disqus