Somersby, a parish in Lincolnshire, 6½ miles ENE of Horncastle station on the Lincoln and Boston branch of the G.N.R. Post town, Spilsby; money order office, Tetford; telegraph office, Partney. Acreage, 611; population of the civil parish, 46; of the ecclesiastical, 105. The manor, with all the land, belongs to the Burton family. The living is a rectory, with Bag Enderby annexed, in the diocese of Lincoln; joint net value, £300 with residence. The church is an ancient edifice of sandstone in the Perpendicular style. There is a beautiful ancient cross in the churchyard. The late Lord Tennyson, poet-laureate, was born here in 1809, his father, the Rev. G. C. Tennyson, being rector of the parish at the time.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Somersby St. Margaret|
|Poor Law union||Horncastle|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Somersby from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Somersby (St. Margaret))
Online maps of Somersby are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
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- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
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