Long Bennington, Lincolnshire
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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Long Bennington All Saints|
|Poor Law union||Newark|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Long Bennington and Foston 1560-1837, Lincolnshire is available to browse online.
Findmypast, in conjunction with the Lincolnshire Archives, have the following parish records online for Long Bennington:
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Long Bennington from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Bennington, Long (All Saints))
Online maps of Long Bennington are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
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- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
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