ealby is a village in West Lindsey, situated on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds and three miles north-east of Market Rasen. At the time of the Domesday Book the population was about 200. This rose to 469 by 1801 and reached a peak of 996 in 1841 when many people were employed to build Bayons Manor. The Kings Head pub at Tealby is the oldest thatched pub in the county dating back to the 1300s. The parish church, All Saints traces its origins back to the 12thcentury. It is thought that Tealby is named after a settlement of Taifals, a war-like tribe of nomadic horse-riding people originating from what is now southern Russia. Bayons Manor was once owned by the uncle of Alfred Lord Tennyson.

Tealby is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has a Conservation Area. The long distance footpath, the Viking Way, passes through the village.


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Tealby has been very successful in Class I of the competition and has won its class eight times in total in 1976, 1977, 1990, 1992, 1996, 1997, 2009 and the past winners class in 2011. Tealby has also come second ten times and third once.



The village keeps itself tidy on its own because of the general pride in the village, but we do have an annual litter pick right throughout the parish to get ready for the competition, organised by the W.I with other volunteers. This year I think we had around 20-30 people turn up to help, from ages 6 to 80

– Hugh Nott

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