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Somersby, Lincolnshire

Historical Description

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.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyLincolnshire 
Ecclesiastical parishSomersby St. Margaret 
Poor Law unionHorncastle 

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Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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DistrictEast Lindsey
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtPE23
Post TownSpilsby