Grimsthorpe shown within Lincolnshire
|OS grid reference|
|– London||90 mi (140 km) S|
|Civil parish||Edenham Grimsthorpe Elsthorpe & Scottlethorpe|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||East Midlands|
|UK Parliament||Grantham and Stamford|
Grimsthorpe is a hamlet in the South Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated on the A151 road, and 3 miles (5 km) north-west from Bourne. Grimsthorpe falls within the civil parish of Edenham Grimsthorpe Elsthorpe & Scottlethorpe.
Wilson's 1872 gazetteer described Grimsthorpe as:
a hamlet in Edenham parish, Lincoln; on the river Glen, 1½ mile W of Edenham village. Pop., 135. Grimsthorpe Park was the seat once of the Duke of Ancaster, afterwards of Lord Gwyder; is now the seat of Lord Willinghby d'Eresby; was built partly in the time of Henry III., but principally by the Duke of Suffolk, to entertain Henry VIII.; is a large, irregular, but magnificent structure; and stands in an ornate park, abint 16 miles in circuit. A Cistertian abbey, founded about 1451, by the Earl of Albemarle, and called Vallis Dei, or, vulgarly, Vaudy, formerly stood in the park, about a mile from the castle.
The majority of employment in the village is in agriculture, at Grimsthorpe Castle, or at the Black Horse public house.
- "Edenham, Grimsthorpe, Elsthorpe & Scottlethorpe Parish Council - Key Contacts", South Kesteven District Council. Retrieved 15 August 2011]
- Grimsthorpe Castle (348511). PastScape. English Heritage. Retrieved 15 August 2011.
- Wilson, John Marius, ed. (1872). Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales.[page needed]
- Vaudey Abbey (348506). PastScape. English Heritage. Retrieved 15 August 2011.
- Grimsthorpe Park (1129134). PastScape. English Heritage. Retrieved 15 August 2011.
- Media related to Grimsthorpe at Wikimedia Commons