In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Grimesthorpe like this:
GRIMESTHORPE, a village in Brightside Bierlow township, Sheffield parish, W. R. Yorkshire; 2 miles N of Sheffield. It has extensive cutlery works, a Wesleyan chapel, a Free Methodist chapel, and a national school; and near it are the Victuallers' hospital, with a monument in front to the late Mr. Wiley. Near it also is an ancient camp.
Additional information about this locality is available for Brightside
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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Grimesthorpe, in Sheffield and West Riding | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 21st May 2013
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