Somersby in Lincolnshire
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.
Opposite 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.
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.