Place:Grimston, Norfolk, England

Alt namesErimestunasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 189
Grimestunasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 189
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.767°N 0.542°E
Located inNorfolk, England
See alsoFreebridge Lynn Hundred, Norfolk, Englandhundred in which it was located
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Grimston is a civil parish in the English county of Norfolk approximately 6 miles north-east of King's Lynn. It covers an area of 18.08 km2 (6.98 sq mi) and had a population of 1,952 in 823 households at the 2001 UK census. For the purposes of local government, it falls within the district of King's Lynn and West Norfolk.

The village is just a few miles away from the Royal Family's residence at Sandringham.

The Grade I listed Church of St.Botolph has late Saxon or early Norman origins, largely extended in the 14th and 15th centuries. Adam Thorowgood (Adam Thoroughgood) was born in Grimston in July 1604. He was a prominent Virginia settler in the 1620s, naming the city of Norfolk after his home county. The district of Thoroughgood in Virginia Beach is named after him, and a house he built there is open as a museum. He died in 1640.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Grimston, Norfolk. Details of the local mediaval pottery industry.

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