Old Grimsby

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Old Grimsby
Old Grimsby Tresco 2015.jpg
Old Grimsby harbour and beachfront, at low tide, looking towards Norrard
Old Grimsby is located in Isles of Scilly
Old Grimsby
Old Grimsby
Location within Isles of Scilly
Civil parish
  • Tresco
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtTR24
Dialling code01720
PoliceDevon and Cornwall
FireIsles of Scilly
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
49°57′36″N 6°20′01″W / 49.96°N 6.3335°W / 49.96; -6.3335Coordinates: 49°57′36″N 6°20′01″W / 49.96°N 6.3335°W / 49.96; -6.3335

Old Grimsby is a coastal settlement on the island of Tresco in the Isles of Scilly, England.[1] It is located on the east side of the island and there is a quay. At the southern end of the harbour bay is the Blockhouse, a 16th-century fort built to defend the harbour from attack.[2]

The northern part of the settlement is (now usually historically) known as Northward (or Norrard).[1]

The island's community centre is located here, and adjacent to it is the primary school for Tresco and Bryher. There is also a café (Ruin Beach) by the beach in the main part of the settlement.

To the southwest, on the road to New Grimsby, is the hamlet of Dolphin Town, where the island's parish church is located (St Nicholas's Church).


  1. ^ a b Ordnance Survey mapping
  2. ^ Andrews, Robert (2004). The Rough Guide to Devon & Cornwall. Rough Guides. p. 281.

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