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Somersby Grange
Somersby Grange
Somersby Grange

Somersby Grange (or manor Farm) was built in 1722 and is usually attributed to Sir John Vanbrugh.

This poor photograph does not do justice to this embattled brick building. The towers which flank this, the north elevation, are almost lost.

T R Leach Collection, undated

Somersby, Grange, Sir John Vanbrugh
Somersby, Rectory
Somersby, Rectory
Somersby, Rectory

Kelly's Directory 1905 states "Lord Tennyson D.C.L. (Oxon.) and hon. fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, was born here August 6, 1809, his father, the Rev. G. C. Tennyson, being rector of the parish at the time; he succeeded Wordsworth as poet laureate in 1851, and died at Aldworth, Haslemere, Surrey, 6 Oct. 1892, and was buried in Westminster Abbey".

Undated Postcard 

Somersby, Rectory, Tennyson
Somersby, St Margaret
Somersby, St Margaret
Somersby, St Margaret

The greenstone church of St Margaret's Somersby was built in the 15th century and was restored in 1865.

Inside, displays provide information about the poet Tennyson who was born in the nearby rectory.

The box grave to the left of the photo is that of the poet's father, who was rector here until his death in 1831.

Frank Robinson, 2011

Somersby, St Margaret church, Tennyson,
Somersby, St Margaret, Tennyson bust
Somersby, St Margaret, Tennyson bust
Somersby, St Margaret, Tennyson bust

This bronze head of Tennyson is in the chancel of St Margaret's church, where his father was rector.

May 2009



Somersby, Tennyson, St Margaret