ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH
MAIN STREET, GRIMSTON, LEICESTERSHIRE LE14 3BZ
THE CHURCH IS OPEN DAILY
BETWEEN 10AM & 4PM FOR VISITORS
Grimston is a village of about 80 homes in the area of north-east Leicestershire known as the Wolds. The village lies 5 miles north west of Melton Mowbray, between the Vale of Belvoir to the north and the Wreake valley to the south. Situated as it is on high ground with reliable springs for drinking water, Grimston was a good position for an early settlement. The village is located only 3 miles from the crossing of two Roman roads, the Fosse Way and what is now called the Saltway.
One of the four classifications for Viking village names is known as the 'Grimston-hybrids' because -ton is an Anglo Saxon suffix meaning town or village and Grim is a Viking name. The idea is that a Viking took over an Anglo Saxon village and called it after himself. There are 50 'Grimston-hybrid' names in Yorkshire alone.