Somersby in Lincolnshire

Somersby rectoryAbove the road stands the 15th century church which had at one time the father of Lord Alfred Tennyson as its rector.

Just down the road is the cream coloured rectory where Alfred was born. This Georgian building with a pantiled roof is a private house. Rev. George Tennyson became rector of Somersby and Bag Enderby in 1808.

Somersby Rectory

Manor houseOpposite the Church is the embattled Manor house with square towers which dates from 1722 and is said to be designed by Sir John Vanburgh who also created Grimsthorpe Castle near Bourne in the south of the county.

Manor house

the BrookThe road to Salmonby crossed the brook - the River Lymn which runs through to Wainfleet as the Steeping River and enters the North Sea at Gibraltar Point as the Wainfleet Haven.

Overlooking the village to the north is Warden Hill. There is bridle road up to its summit which commands some brilliant views of the surrounding district. The path continues on to Brinkhill or swings round to Tetford depending on which way you turn at the junction on Cloven Hill.

The Brook