Blyborough is a village
and civil parish in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire,
England. It lies on the B1938, 9 miles east from Gainsborough,
16 miles north from Lincoln and 3 miles south from Kirton
Blyborough Grade I listed Anglican parish church is dedicated
to St Alkmund. Built in the early 13th century, it was partially
rebuilt in 1877 by James Fowler.
Two Grade II listed village buildings are Blyborough Grange
Farmhouse and Blyborough Hall. The hall was built in the
early 18th century and was previously, for many generations,
the home of the Luard family who acquired its wealth through
sugar plantations in the West Indies, St Kitts.
In the Spring the approach to the church is covered with
a host of golden daffodils. Near a 200 year old Yew in the
churchyard is a memorial to "all who gave their lives for
this country and freedom."
|In the church yard rests Bertram Lauard - Selby 1853 - 1918,
a former organist of Salisbury and Rochester Cathedral who
composed the tune to various hymns, one such is, "Allelua
Sing to Jesus." He was the musical editor of Hymns Ancient
and Modern, published in 1904. He wrote prolifically for the
church, the concert-hall and the theatre.
Blyborough -- Hall, Church, and rectory -- are close companions
here in tranquil setting. There are many stately trees all
around, and the long avenue leading to the Hall is lined
with splendid oaks.
Blyborough contains a sports field and during elections
a private dwelling serves as a polling station for the village
and for Grayingham.