Grimstead

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Grimstead
View towards West Grimstead - geograph.org.uk - 1740963.jpg
West Grimstead
Grimstead is located in Wiltshire
Grimstead
Grimstead
Location within Wiltshire
Population248 (in 2011)[1]
OS grid referenceSU220269
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSalisbury
Postcode districtSP5
Dialling code01722
PoliceWiltshire
FireDorset and Wiltshire
AmbulanceSouth Western
UK Parliament
Websitegrimstead-pc.gov.uk
List of places
UK
England
Wiltshire
51°02′28″N 1°41′17″W / 51.041°N 1.688°W / 51.041; -1.688Coordinates: 51°02′28″N 1°41′17″W / 51.041°N 1.688°W / 51.041; -1.688

Grimstead is a civil parish on the River Dun in Wiltshire, England, to the south-east of Salisbury. Its settlements are the villages of East Grimstead and West Grimstead. The 2011 census recorded a parish population of 534.

East Grimstead and West Grimstead each have an ecclesiastical parish with a parish church, dedicated to Holy Trinity and St John respectively.[2][3] Today both are within the area of the Clarendon benefice, a group of nine rural parishes.[4]

The first tier of local government is Grimstead Parish Council.[5] The parish is in the area of Wiltshire Council unitary authority, which performs all significant local government functions. For parliamentary purposes, the parish falls within the Salisbury constituency.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Grimstead: Population". Wiltshire Community History. Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 11 September 2022.
  2. ^ "Holy Trinity, East Grimstead". A Church Near You. The Archbishops' Council. Retrieved 11 September 2022.
  3. ^ "St John, West Grimstead". A Church Near You. The Archbishops' Council. Retrieved 11 September 2022.
  4. ^ "The Clarendon Churches – The Church of England to the East of Salisbury". Retrieved 11 September 2022.
  5. ^ "Grimstead Parish Council". Retrieved 11 September 2022.
  6. ^ "Election Maps: Great Britain". Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 11 September 2022.

External links[edit]

  • "Grimstead". Wiltshire Community History. Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 10 December 2015.