In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Grimston like this:
GRIMSTON, a parish in Melton Mowbray district, Leicester; on the Wolds, 4 miles N of Kirby r. station, and 5 WNW of Melton Mowbray. Post town, MeltonMowbray. Acres, 920. Real property, £1, 726. Pop., 190. house, 39. The manor, with most of the land, belongs to the Earl of Aylesford. The living is a vicarage, under the vicarage of Rothley, in the diocese of Peterboringh. Value, £43. Patron, the Vicar of Rothley. The church is old; has an embattled tower; and was recently in disrepair. Charities, £13.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Grimston, in Melton and Leicestershire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 30th April 2017
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