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Grimley, Worcestershire

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Region  West Midlands
Sovereign state  United Kingdom
Postcode district  WR2
Local time  Friday 2:32 PM
District  Malvern Hills District
Country  England
Post town  Worcester
Police  West Mercia
Shire county  Worcestershire
UK parliament constituency  West Worcestershire
Grimley, Worcestershire
Weather  13°C, Wind S at 13 km/h, 79% Humidity

Grimley is a village and civil parish (grid reference SO8360) in the Malvern Hills District in the county of Worcestershire, England about 3 miles (4.8 km) north of Worcester.


Map of Grimley, Worcester, UK

The place-name 'Grimley' is first attested in a Saxon charter of 851, where it appears as Grimanlea. In the Domesday Book of 1086 it appears as Grimanleh. The name means 'wood haunted by a ghost or spectre' (Old English grima).

It is known for the Norman Parish Church; St Bartholomew. A la Carte Restaurant; Wagon Wheel. A 16th-century Inn; The Camp House Inn. Bevere Lock. Primary School. Grimley Gravel Pits (or -Pools), a gravel quarry and nature reserve SSSI. It once housed a monastery which was reputedly linked to Holt Castle via underground tunnels, and has been a site of refuge for thousands of years.

Following the Poor Law Amendment Act 1834, Grimley Parish ceased to be responsible for maintaining the poor in its parish. This responsibility was transferred to Martley Poor Law Union.


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    Grimley, Worcestershire Wikipedia

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