Great Grimsby is a parish and a large town on the northeast shore of the county, on the mouth of the River Humber. It sits 16 miles southeast of Hull and 163 miles north of London. Long one of the principal centers for fishing, that trade has all but disappeared in the last half-century. The parish covers about 1,840 acres of land and includes the hamlet of Wellow.
This once-small village has grown over the centuries. If you are planning a visit:
- By automobile, take the A16 north out of Louth to the A180. This will place you in downtown Grimsby.
- See John Firth's memories of Top Town for a description of the town.
- See our transport page for bus and coach services.
You can see pictures of Great Grimsby which are provided by:
You can see the
administrative areas in which Great Grimsby has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
- See our Maps page for additional resources.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TA270100 (Lat/Lon: 53.571239, -0.083611), Great Grimsby which are provided by: