In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described East Grimstead like this:
GRIMSTEAD (EAST), a chapelry in West Dean parish, Wilts; on the Bishopstoke and Salisbury railway, near Dean r. station, and near the binndary with Hants, 5¼ miles ESE of Salisbury. Post town, West Dean, under Romsey. Acres, 930. Real property, £1, 153. Pop., 136. house, 33. The living is a p. curacy, annexed to the rectory of West Dean, in the diocese of Salisbury. The church is a modern edifice, in the later English style.
East Grimstead is now part of Salisbury district. Click here for graphs and data of how Salisbury has changed over two centuries. For statistics about East Grimstead itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of East Grimstead, in Salisbury and Wiltshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 28th March 2017
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