News & Events

The Tennyson Festival HAS BEEN CANCELLED!

Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th of August. The Tennyson Festival in Somersby and Bag Enderby. A one-off celebration of Tennysons life plus all things village fete, and rural festival. For more information keep an eye on this website and on our Facebook page.

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Wolds Walking Festival

Wolds Walking Festival. Various ‘Walking in the Footsteps of Tennyson Walk & Talks’ plus a new walk for children. More information and dates to be announced soon. Please go to

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Coffee Morning – 7th April

Thursday 7th of April Our Annual Coffee Morning and Cake and Savouries sale at Somersby House From 10.00-12.00. All are welcome.

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Edward Tennysons Grave

Here some photos of Edward Tennysons grave, discovered 2 weeks ago in St. Stephens graveyard in Acomb, York. Thank you Jo Morris for sending these.  Edward spent approx. 50 years in a private asylum in Acomb a stones throw from the graveyard. He entered aged 19!...

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Catherine Tennyson Research

At the moment we're following 2 lines of research. What on earth is Catherine (Catherina) Tennyson, 2nd wife of Horatio doing buried in Somersby churchyard next to George. She actually died in London. And the Tennyson brood had been gone a good 60 years... And what...

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Harrington Hall Event

Prepping for tonight's sold-out fundraiser at Harrington Hall.  Local historian Jean Howard will be giving her 'Three Little Rich Girls' talk on the Baring sisters as part of the popular Wolds Words Festival. Photos will follow of course.

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St Margarets

The church of St Margaret in Somersby is a small and inviting Grade II listed building closely associated with Alfred Tennyson and his family.


Alfred Lord Tennyson, Queen Victoria’s Poet Laureate was born on August the 6th 1809, at what is now Somersby House but was then the Rectory.


Nestled in the Lincolnshire Wolds, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, lies Somersby, a small hamlet of around 15 dwellings.