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Monday, 10 February 2014

Tetford

Tetford

"Tetford is both a village and civil parish in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England" 

"Tetford is listed as "Tesforde" in the Domesday Book, with a mill, probably on the site of the present 17th-century watermill near the centre of the village.
The parish contains traces of ancient encampments thought to be from Saxon times. It is reputed to be the site where Raengeires, a Briton, defeated the Saxon general Horsa in a great battle.
In 1841 the parish was noted for its fertiliser production made from burnt limestone.
During the 2007 United Kingdom floods the village was affected with East Road and West Road being flooded, causing the north of the village to be cut off from the south."
(Above information courtesy of Wikipedia)

A view of the Lincolnshire Wolds from the village of Tetford.

In the distance, up on the Wolds is an abandoned and derelict country house.

Another view of the Wolds.

Tetford church stands on the main street.

"The White Hart Inn, parts of which date from the 16th century, was once the meeting place of the Tetford Club for local gentry, whose members included Tennyson from nearby Somersby."  
(Above information courtesy of Wikipedia)
The White Hart & Tennyson's Tearoom. 


 The White Hart Inn

Tennysons Cottage.

Tennysons Cottage.


Another view of the Lincolnshire Wolds.

Some way from Tetford I saw these cows enjoying the benefit of their warm Winter quarters. 

The farmhouse adjacent next door.


There are several references to the poet Alfred Lord Tennyson in Tetford 
and many other places in this part of Lincolnshire.  
He was born at the nearby village of Somersby. 
I will be featuring Somersby and the surrounding area that has connections
with Alfred Lord Tennyson in the next few postings.   

All pictures taken on my Panasonic G5 camera.