Somersby the birthplace of Tennyson
This website has been set-up to raise awareness of Alfred, Lord Tennysons early life and to help raise funds for St. Margaret’s church in Somersby, Lincolnshire. We have recently received Heritage Lottery Funding and other sponsoring to restore this charming and historic church and to secure its existence for future generations. The work has now been carried out.
This initiative has been the brainchild of Mrs Jane Maitland, church warden and who together with her family, lives in the Rectory almost opposite the church, now called Somersby House. This is the house where Alfred Tennyson was born and spent the first twenty-eight years of his life. Alfred had a special link with St. Margaret’s, he was baptized here and his father George Clayton Tennyson was rector of both the church in Somersby and it’s namesake in nearby Bag Enderby, from 1808 until his death in 1831. George is buried in the churchyard.