"GRIMSTON is an extensive parish of scattered houses, 1¾ miles from the Grimston Road station on the Eastern and Midlands railway, 106 from London and 7 east from Lynn, in the Western division of the county, Freebridge Lynn hundred and union, Lynn county court district, rural deanery of Lynn and archdeaconry and diocese of Norwich. The church of St. Bartholomew is a spacious edifice in the Early English style, has a chancel, nave, aisles, transepts, a loft square embattled tower containing 6 bells and a porch: it contains a good stained window, representing Paul before Felix. The register dates from the year 1552. The living is a rectory, yearly value £400, in the gift of the President of Queen's College, Cambridge, and held by the Rev. John Fowler M.A. of that college.“ [Kelly's Directory for Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk (1883) - Transcription copyright © E.C. “Paddy” Apling]


The name may also be spelled Grimstone.
It includes the hamlet of Pott Row.
See also Griston.


Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Lynn Norfolk, in the archdeaconry of Norwich.
  • The parish church is dedicated to St Botolph.

Church History

Church of St Botolph
Description, minister, services, pictures, etc.
Church of St Botolph
Picture of the church.
Goodall, Armitage
History of St Botolph's Church, Grimston.

Church Records

Marriages 1552-1837
See Phillimore's Marriage Registers, Volume 9.
These are included in Boyd's Marriage Index.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records


Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1930 (and for the censuses from 1851 to 1901), Grimston was in Freebridge Lynn Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration


Description & Travel

Parish council, newsletters, news, events, pictures, etc.

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Historical Geography

Grimston is in Freebridge Lynn hundred.

You can see the administrative areas in which Grimston has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.



Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for Freebridge Lynn Registration District, 1836 and nearby places.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF719225 (Lat/Lon: 52.773174, 0.546311), Grimston which are provided by:


Poor Houses, Poor Law



Grimston Church Hill School
Picture of the school.
Charity Commission for England and Wales
Scheme dated 17th March, 1888, for the administration of the Grimston School Trust, Norfolk.
[London, Printed by Shaw and Sons, 1888]