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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 Lindsey.

 

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.