Grimston

GRIMSTON, a township, in the parish of Kirkby-Wharfe, Upper division of the wapentake of Barkstone-Ash, W. riding of York, 1¾ mile (S.) from Tadcaster; containing 172 inhabitants. The township comprises nearly 1000 acres of rich and fertile land, and the surface is undulated. Grimston Park, the seat of Lord Howden, is an elegant mansion in the Grecian style, with a beautiful portico of the Corinthian order, surmounted by a triangular pediment; the park, which comprises 300 acres, is richly wooded.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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