A Memorial to Alfred, Lord Tennyson in Lincolnshire

A memorial statue to Alfred, Lord Tennyson can be found in the grounds of Lincoln Cathedral. The celebrated 19th century poet was from Lincolnshire. He was born in the tiny village of Somersby and schooled in Louth.

There is a plaque on the base of the statue featuring the words of Tennyson’s ‘Flower in the Crannied Wall’:

Flower in the crannied wall,
I pluck you out of the crannies,
I hold you here, root and all, in my hand,
Little flower -but if I could understand
What you are, root and all, and all in all,
I should know what God and man is.