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Long Bennington, Lincolnshire

Historical Description

Bennington, Long, a village and a parish in Lincolnshire. The village stands on the river Witham, 4½ miles S of Claypole station on the G.N.R., and 8 NW by N of Grant-ham; consists mainly of one long street, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Grantham. The parish, inclusive of Bennington Grange, comprises 4333 acres; population of the civil parish, 804; of the ecclesiastical, with Foston, 1146. Freestone and lime are worked. A Cistercian priory, with local endowment, was founded here before 1175 by Ralph de Filgerus; given to the Abbey of Savigney in Normandy; transferred by Richard II. to the Carthusians of St Ann, near Coventry; conveyed by Henry V. to the Priory of Mountgrace, and given at the dissolution to the dean and chapter of Westminster. Remains of a moat which surrounded its farmhouse are in Bennington Grange. The benefice, known as Long Bennington and Foston, is in the diocese of Lincoln; net yearly value, £342 with residence. Patron, the Duchy of Lancaster. The church is a building of stone in the Early English and Perpendicular styles, and there are Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels, and charities worth about £25 a year.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyLincolnshire 
Ecclesiastical parishLong Bennington All Saints 
Poor Law unionNewark 

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Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Long Bennington and Foston 1560-1837, Lincolnshire is available to browse online.

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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DistrictSouth Kesteven
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtNG23
Post TownNewark