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Long Bennington

Note: There is also a Benington parish in Lincolnshire.

Description and Travel

This village and parish overlooks the Vale of Belvoir to the west in Nottinghamshire. The town of Grantham is eight miles down the A1 trunk road to the south-east and Newark-on-Trent is only six miles away in the other direction. The parish of West Allington lies to the south-east and Foston and Westborough to the east. The parish covers just over 4,400 acres. Bennington Grange, about two miles south of the village, was established as a separate civil parish under Queen Victoria.

The village lies on the old road between Grantham and Newark-on-Trent. The River Witham flows northward along the east side of the village and forms one border of the parish. It is here that the River Witham comes within three miles of the River Devon, a tributary of the River Trent, before changing its mind and heading north toward Lincoln. If you are planning a visit:

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Census

Census
Year
Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 615
1851 H.O. 107 / 2138
1861 R.G. 9 / 2481
1871 R.G. 10 / 3544
1891 R.G. 12 / 2715
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Church History

St. Swithin's Church

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Church Records

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Civil Registration

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History

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Land and Property

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Manors

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Maps

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Military History

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Military Records

There are three Commonwealth War Graves in the churchyard from the March 1943 crash of a Lancaster bomber. There are four other CW Graves as well:

  1. Flight Sergeant Gerald Russell AVEY, RCAF, of Norwich, Ontario, Canada.
  2. Flight Sergeant Rene Rodger LANDRY, RAF, aged 23, of Norman, Ontario, Canada.
  3. Sergeant Grey Doyle CUMBERBATCH, RAF Vol. Rsrv., aged 21, of St. Michael, Barbados.

The other Commonwealth War Graves in the churchyard are for:

  1. Flgt. Srgt. Alvin John BROEMELING, 467 Sqdn. RCAF, aged 20, died 16 Jan 1943. Son of Stephen and Mary BROEMELING, of Provost, Alberta, Canada
  2. Flgt. Srgt. Federick William DYDE, 207 Sqdn. RAF, aged 23, died 2 Oct. 1943. Son of Henry and Elizabeth Anne DYDE, of Broadway, Worcestershire
  3. Sergeant Benjamin PRATT, 467 Sqdn. RAF Vol. Rsrv., died 3 Aug 1943. Son of William and Harriet Ann PRATT, of Foot's Cray, Sidcup, Kent.
  4. Private George SIMSPON, Labour Corps, age 40, died 3 Mar, 1919.
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Names, Geographical

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Names - Personal

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Politics and Governance

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Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

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Population

    Year  Inhabitants
1801 723
1831 982
1841 991
1871 947
1881 910
1891 804
1911 701
1991 1,527
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Schools

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Societies

The village has a local History Society. They do NOT provide assistance for family history research:

Long Bennington Local History Society
Long Bennington
Newark, Notts., NG23 5DJ
United Kingdom
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