Blankney Hunt

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Blankney Hunt
Founded 1871 (1871)
Type of hunt Foxhound
Joint Masters (1996) Mrs. M.A. Morris; (2007) J.R. Theaker[1]
Huntsman (2004) P. Stubbings
Whippers-in (2010) B. Higgins
Based in Blankney, Lincolnshire
Country 20 x 11 miles
Main Centres Newark-on-Trent, Sleaford, Lincoln, Leadenham
Predecessing hunts Burton Hunt
Caricature of Mr Edgar Lubbock (1847-1907). "The Master of the Blankney".
Published in Vanity Fair in 1906.

The Blankney Hunt is an English foxhound pack,[2] based in the village of Blankney, Lincolnshire, with hunting country of around 20 miles (32 km) by 11 miles (18 km) within Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire.

History and masters[edit]

The hunt dates from 1871, when the old Burton Hunt was divided; the "country" as now constituted has existed since the end of the nineteenth century.[2]

The hounds were owned by a Mr. Cockburn from 1896, before being sold to Edgar Lubbock in 1904. Lubbock (1847–1907) was a lawyer who moved to nearby Caythorpe following his marriage in 1886 and after riding with both the Belvoir and Blankney Hunts,[3] became Master of the Blankney in 1904.[2] Following Lubbock's death, the hounds were sold to Lord Charles Bentinck who sold them on to Sir Robert Filmer in 1909.[2] Vernon Willey, 2nd Baron Barnby (1884–1982), soldier and politician, was Master of the hunt in 1919 and 1933.[4]

Description of country[edit]

The country covers the Lincoln Heath and is mainly arable country with stone walls and hedges. The country borders on the Belvoir Hunt to the east and the Burton Hunt to the north.[2]

Related activities[edit]

The Blankney Hunt branch of the Pony Club was established in 1938.[5]

There is an annual Point-to-point meeting associated with the hunt.[6]

The hunt has given its name to a Hunt class destroyer, Blankney and to a LNER Class D49 locomotive, No.247 The Blankney.


  1. ^ "Blankney Hunt". Equestrian Business Finder. Horse & Hound. Retrieved 12 February 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Blankney Hunt". Master of Foxhounds Association. Retrieved 12 February 2011. 
  3. ^ "Edgar Lubbock - Master of Blankney Hunt". Famous People on our Doorstep. Metheringham Area News. 30 November 2008. Retrieved 9 February 2011. 
  4. ^ "Blankney Cricket Club history". Blankney Cricket Club. Retrieved 12 February 2011. 
  5. ^ "Blankney Hunt Branch of the Pony Club". The Pony Club. Retrieved 12 February 2011. 
  6. ^ "The Blankney Hunt Point to Point". E.S. Photography. 28 February 2010. Retrieved 12 February 2011. 

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