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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
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]


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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