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Grim's Mound - - 549370.jpg
Grim's Mound bowl barrow
Grimblethorpe is located in Lincolnshire
Location within Lincolnshire
OS grid referenceTF236863
• London130 mi (210 km) S
Civil parish
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townMarket Rasen
Postcode districtLN8
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
53°21′34″N 0°08′35″W / 53.359568°N 0.143093°W / 53.359568; -0.143093Coordinates: 53°21′34″N 0°08′35″W / 53.359568°N 0.143093°W / 53.359568; -0.143093

Grimblethorpe is a hamlet in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated 6 miles (10 km) west from Louth and just north of the village of Gayton le Wold, on the A157 road. It is in the civil parish of Gayton le Wold.

The village was a civil parish between 1858 and 1931, after which it became part of Gayton le Wold parish.[1]

Grimblethorpe Hall is a Grade II* listed building dating from 1620, and built of red brick. It was possibly built for Sir Ralph Maddestone, who held Grimblethorpe at the end of the 16th century.[2]

The hamlet is 650 yards (600 m) south of a deserted medieval village (DMV), not mentioned in the Domesday Book.[3] Grim's Mound, 650 yards west from the DMV, is a Bronze Age bowl barrow, 62 feet (19 m) in diameter and 9 feet (2.7 m) high. It contains archaeological items, including human remains, and is an ancient scheduled monument.[4]


  1. ^ "Grimblethorpe". Vision of Britain. University of Portsmouth. Retrieved 3 July 2011.
  2. ^ Historic England. "Grimblethorpe Hall (1063140)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 3 July 2011.
  3. ^ Historic England. "Grimblethorpe (353063)". PastScape. Retrieved 3 July 2011.
  4. ^ Historic England. "Grim's Mound (1014822)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 3 July 2011.

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