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All Saints' church, Tealby
Tealby is located in Lincolnshire
Location within Lincolnshire
Population593 (20`11)
OS grid referenceTF155907
• London130 mi (210 km) S
Civil parish
  • Tealby
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townMarket Rasen
Postcode districtLN8
Dialling code01673
AmbulanceEast Midlands
EU ParliamentEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
53°24′03″N 0°15′51″W / 53.400840°N 0.264080°W / 53.400840; -0.264080Coordinates: 53°24′03″N 0°15′51″W / 53.400840°N 0.264080°W / 53.400840; -0.264080

Tealby is a village and civil parish in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England, situated on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds and 3 miles (5 km) north-east of Market Rasen. The population of the civil parish at the 2011 census was 593.[1] It has its own website, www.thisistealby.com

Tealby is often said to be one the most beautiful villages in Lincolnshire, making it a great place to visit. There are many places to stay in Tealby and its surrounding area, and many places to eat and things to do for all ages and level of adventure; so it is definitely up near the top of the list when it comes to the best places to stay in Lincolnshire.


Tealby is noted for the Tennyson d'Eyncourt family which donated the village hall and school.[citation needed] In the 1980s the school was used for filming the programme Nanny.[citation needed]

In the early 2000s the village was granted permission[by whom?] for a shop to be built, now run by volunteers.[citation needed] The village post office was threatened with closure, however it remains open at certain times of the week.[citation needed] Tealby church, built using local orange-iron stone, is dedicated to All Saints and dates back to the 12th century; it holds memorials to the Tennyson d'Eyncourt family.[citation needed] Tealby residents included Bernie Taupin, who lived on Beck Hill.[citation needed]

The Kings Head, one of two public houses in the village, is one of the oldest in the country and retains a thatched roof.[citation needed]

Tealby has a Bowls Club, and a Lawn Tennis Club whose tennis courts are a facility for the wider district, the club promoting a Young Leaders Tennis Course and competitions. The village hall, run by a committee, is used for parties, social events, playgroups, school events and meetings.[citation needed]

In 2018 the village created its own, official website - www.thisistealby.com

Bayons Manor[edit]

Tealby's Bayons Manor was once owned by Charles Tennyson, later Tennyson d'Eyncourt, the uncle of Alfred, Lord Tennyson. The estate was purchased in 1944 by a local farmer, primarily for the farmland as the house was already derelict and becoming dangerous. Because of its dangerous condition a subsequent owner had it demolished in 1964. Bayons Manor was a rare example of a Victorian stately home in the style of a moated castle.[2][3][4]


For a long time, the placename Tealby has been attributed to Anglo-Saxon tæfl/tefl "gaming-board", here for a square piece of land, plus Old Norse -bȳ "dwelling". But there are old spellings Tavelesbi, Tauelesbi, Teflesbi, and the Anglo-Saxon word tæfl is feminine and so its genitive would be tæfle, and it is suspected that the name refers to some Taifali (a horse-riding Germanic or Sarmatian people) who invaded Gaul or were brought into Gaul by Romans as mercenaries, and later crossed to Britain with the Anglo-Saxons.[5]


  1. ^ "Civi Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 1 June 2016.
  2. ^ "The Dragon and the Pearl", tealbyvillage.com. Retrieved 6 August 2010
  3. ^ "Bayons Manor" Archived 6 May 2011 at the Wayback Machine, drakesfamily2.webspace.virginmedia.com. 6 August 2010
  4. ^ "Bayons Manor" Archived 30 September 2011 at the Wayback Machine, Lost Country Houses. Retrieved 17 August 2011
  5. ^ http://www.arthuriana.co.uk/papers/TealbyGreenProof.pdf Lincolnshire History and Archaeology Vol. 46, 2011

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