- Somersby, Lincolnshire
Somersby is both a village and a parish in the
Lincolnshire Wolds, 6 miles northwest of Spilsbyand 7 miles eastnortheast of Horncastle. The parish covers about 600 acres.
Alfred Lord Tennyson, the Poet Laureate, was born and raised here.
Somersby lies in the
Lincolnshire Wolds, which are a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, running from Louth in the north, to Horncastle in the south.
Somersby Quarry, an outcrop of Spilsby Sandstone, shows perfectly the softness of this stone and its khaki-green colour when exposed to weathering. Although this quarry is now disused, stone has been used to repair nearby Somersby Church.
The Anglican parish church is dedicated to " [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/112352 St. Margaret] ". The church is an ancient sandstone building, built some time before 1612 and restored in 1863-5. The church only seats about 80 people.
Alfred, Lord Tennyson, poet laureate, was baptised in this church.
* [http://www.e-lindsey.gov.uk/ East Lindsey District Council website]
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