Somerby, West Lindsey

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Somerby, West Lindsey
Somerby, West Lindsey is located in Lincolnshire
Somerby, West Lindsey
Somerby, West Lindsey
Location within Lincolnshire
OS grid referenceSK849884
• London140 mi (230 km) S
Civil parish
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townGainsborough
Postcode districtDN21
PoliceLincolnshire
FireLincolnshire
AmbulanceEast Midlands
EU ParliamentEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Lincolnshire
53°23′10″N 0°43′30″W / 53.386048°N 0.724976°W / 53.386048; -0.724976Coordinates: 53°23′10″N 0°43′30″W / 53.386048°N 0.724976°W / 53.386048; -0.724976

Somerby is a hamlet in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated 2 miles (3.2 km) south-east from the town of Gainsborough, and lies in the civil parish of Corringham.

Excavations at Somerby in 1957 showed it was once larger, revealing 15th-century streets and house foundations, with finds ranging from the 12th to the 16th century.[1] Much of the medieval village of Somerby was the site of an ancient deer park which belonged to Somerby Park mansion.[2]

Somerby Park is described in the 1872 Whites Directory as "a commodious ancient mansion in the Elizabethan style".[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Historic England. "Somerby (324874)". PastScape. Retrieved 16 June 2011.
  2. ^ Historic England. "Monument No. 891744". PastScape. Retrieved 16 June 2011.
  3. ^ "Corringham (Great and Little Corringham)". Genuki. Retrieved 16 June 2011.