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.
The villages of Sinton Green and Monkwood Green sit within Grimley Parish.
- Eilert Ekwall, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-names, p.205.
- Worcestershire Family History Guidebook, Vanessa Morgan, 2011, p68 The History Press, Stroud, Gloucestershire.
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- Grimley Gravel Pools at the Wayback Machine (archived 25 July 2008) by the West Midland Bird Club.
- A walk around Grimley
- St. Bartholomew's Church
- List of Rectors, 1269-1988
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