English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

A county-by-county guide to the linguistic origins of England’s place-names – a project of the English Place-Name Society, founded 1923.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Great Givendale

Historical Forms

  • Grimtorp, Grintorp 1086 DB
  • Grimt(h)orp(e), Grymt(h)orp(e) 1199 Abbr 1241 FF 1650 ParlSurv
  • Thorpe 1120–9 YCh449
  • Grimesthorp', Grymesthorp', Grymestorp 1138 RegAlb 1195 Ch 1335 ChR 1204 QW 1279–81
  • Grimet(h)orp 1235 YAJxviii 1276 RH


'Grim 's village,' v. Grimston supra 58 and þorp . Cf. Danish Grimstrup (DaSN(F) 88). The weak form Grími is often found in Danish place-names.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Major Settlement