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Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire

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Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire

Grimsby (or archaically Great Grimsby) is a seaport on the Humber Estuary in Lincolnshire, England. It has been the administrative centre of the unitary authority area of North East Lincolnshire since 1996. According to legend, Grimsby was first founded in the 9th century by Grim, a Danish fisherman.
Post townGRIMSBY
Administrative CountyNorth East Lincolnshire
Traditional CountyLincolnshire
OS GridTA2709
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityHumberside
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHumberside
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHumberside
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands
Dialling code01472
Population87,574
 

Other names by which Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire has been known in the past

Great Grimsby ~ Grimsby Great ~ Grimseby ~ Grimesbi

Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Grimsby, or Great Grimsby, parl. and mun. bor., seaport, and par., N. Lincolnshire, near the mouth of r. Humber, 15 m. SE. of Hull and 155 m. from London -- parl. bor., 16,330 ac., pop. 45,351; mun. bor. and par., 1737 ac., pop. 28,503; 2 Banks, 4 newspapers.Market-day, Frid. Although Grimsby is an ancient town, much of its modern progress is due to its suitability as a fishing station for the North Sea fleets, and to the facilities offered by the railway for the conveyance of the fish to populous centres. Five Hull trawlers made the town their headquarters in 1858, and since that year it has become the most important fishing port in Britain. It has large docks, and conducts an important direct trade with the Continent. (For shipping statistics, see Appendix.) Shipbuilding, cordage mfr., flaxmills. tanneries, and breweries form leading industries. At NW. end of Middle Shoals, in mouth of Humber, is a light-vessel, with fixed light (Grimsby) seen 7 miles. The bor. returns 1 member to Parliament.

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