Our Village

Community Overview

Grimsargh Village is situated in the Ribble Valley, midway between Preston and Longridge and has expanded rapidly over recent years. At the 2001 census, the population of Grimsargh was approximately 2,200 living in approximately 680 dwellings.

In 2003 the housing estate known locally as “The Hills” Officially became part of Grimsargh as a result of a Local Government Boundary Review requested by the Parish Council. This, together with the completion of the Redrow housing estate comprising 200 properties and some smaller developments, has increased the size of the Parish to approximately 1000 dwellings.

Although a large number of the properties have been built over the last 35 years, Grimsargh retains many small and medium farms whose fields, hedgerows and trees help to preserve a rural feel within the Parish.

In 1837 Grimsargh was the township of Grimsargh-with-Brockholes and Elston was a separate township. Both were in the County of Lancashire for registration purposes. In 1934 the “Brockholes” was dropped and Elston was incorporated into the new Parish of “Grimsargh”. Since 1974 the registration District has been Preston and South Ribble.

Grimsargh has one of the largest Village Greens in Lancashire and the village also contains an historic stretch of woodland, Tun Brook Wood, which stretches down to the River Ribble. This woodland is home to a wide range of animals including deer and badger.

Interested to find out more? Here are some additional resources on our Village.

Browse our Grimsargh Photo Gallery.

If you'd like to learn more about Grimsargh's rich history and historical references, visit our Historical Grimsargh page.