NOTE: There is also a suburb of Sheffield named Grimesthorpe.
Grimethorpe is a large village in 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 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.
Historically Grimethorpe was economically dependent on mining; but since the closure of its colliery in 1992 the village has gone into decline.