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Long Bennington
 
Long Bennington, Crossburn House
Long Bennington, Crossburn House
Long Bennington, Crossburn House

"House. Early C19. Coursed blue lias, shallow hipped slate roof with projecting wooden eaves and central stack at rear"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1062895 

DB 31 October 2018 

Long Bennington, Crossburn House
Long Bennington, Reindeer, Public House
Long Bennington, Reindeer, Public House
Long Bennington, Reindeer, Public House

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 lists four public houses :-

Dring Edward, Wheatsheaf P.H

Kirton Jsph. Thos. White Swan inn

Swanwick William, Reindeer P.H

Whittaker Alfred, Royal Oak P.H 

The 1885 edition again lists four public houses :-

Baine Daniel, Swan P.H & carrier

Dring Thomas, Wheatsheaf P.H

Hawkins Edward, White Lion P.H

Kinning Thomas,. Reindeer P.H 

http://www.reindeerlb.co.uk/ 

DB 31 October 2018

Long Bennington, Reindeer, Public House
Long Bennington, Royal Oak, Public House
Long Bennington, Royal Oak, Public House
Long Bennington, Royal Oak, Public House

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 lists four public houses :-

Dring Edward, Wheatsheaf P.H

Kirton Jsph. Thos. White Swan inn

Swanwick William, Reindeer P.H

Whittaker Alfred, Royal Oak P.H 

The 1885 edition seems to omit the Royal Oak but the 1876 edition lists five public houses Wheatsheaf, Royal Oak, White Lion, Reindeer and Swan.

DB 31 October 2018

Long Bennington, Royal Oak, Public House
Long Bennington, Saint James Hall
Long Bennington, Saint James Hall
Long Bennington, Saint James Hall

Saint James Village Hall is on the site of the original iron clad Saint James Church.

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states

"St. James's Church, in the centre of the village, is an iron structure, erected in 1890 by Mrs. Grote Joyce, and licensed for all services"

For a full explanation see the Long Bennington Local History Society Website :-

http://www.lblhs.org.uk/Property/property7.htm 

The noticeboard was erected to celebrate the Queen's Golden Jubilee in 2002. 

DB 31 October 2018 

Long Bennington, Saint James, Village hall, Church
Long Bennington, St&nbspSwithun
Long Bennington, St Swithun
Long Bennington, St Swithun

The nave arcades of St Swithin’s, with their high round arches, are early 13th century, as are the lower stages of the tower.

North and south aisles, with Decorated tracery in the windows, are 14th century.

The upper stage of the tower, the clerestory and the five-light east window all date from the 15th century.

August 2012

Long Bennington, St Swithun church
Long Bennington, St&nbspSwithun
Long Bennington, St Swithun
Long Bennington, St Swithun

"Parish Church. Early C13, C14, C15, C19, restored 1902-3 by Scorer and Gamble"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1062891 

DB 31 October 2018

Long Bennington, Saint Swithun, church, Scorer and Gamble
Long Bennington, St&nbspSwithun
Long Bennington, St Swithun
Long Bennington, St Swithun

"East window restored in 1902-3, of 5 lights under low pitched triangular head.

Parapet runs round chancel with C15 finial"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1062891 

DB 31 October 2018

Long Bennington, Saint Swithun, church
Long Bennington, St&nbspSwithun
Long Bennington, St Swithun
Long Bennington, St Swithun

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states :-

"The church of St. Swithins is a fine edifice of stone, in the Early English and Perpendicular styles, consisting of chancel, nave of three bays, south porch and an embattled western tower with pinnacles and containing a clock and 4 bells:

since July 1891, the chancel has been thoroughly repaired by the trustees of the Earl of Dysart, at a cost of £550,

and in June, 1903, the church was reopened by the Rt. Rev. E. King D.D. Bishop of Lincoln 1885-1910, after restoration at a cost of £1,600"

DB 31 October 2018

Long Bennington, Saint Swithun, church
Long Bennington, St&nbspSwithun, Chancel
Long Bennington, St Swithun, Chancel
Long Bennington, St Swithun, Chancel

Cistercian monks from the adjacent priory would once have held daily services here. 

DB 31 October 2018 

Long Bennington, Saint Swithun, Church, chancel
Long Bennington, St&nbspSwithun, Chancel
Long Bennington, St Swithun, Chancel
Long Bennington, St Swithun, Chancel

"In the chancel's south wall is a large cusped and finialed recess, and to the east, 3 aumbries"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1062891 

DB 31 October 2018 

Long Bennington, Saint Swithun, church, chancel
Long Bennington, St&nbspSwithun, Chancel, East Window
Long Bennington, St Swithun, Chancel, East Window
Long Bennington, St Swithun, Chancel, East Window

Perpendicular style window with Victorian glass by Nathaniel Westlake 1906.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nathaniel_Westlake 

Depicting scenes from the life of Jesus.

DB 31 October 2018 

Long Bennington, Saint Swithun, church, east window, stained glass, Nathaniel Westlake
Long Bennington, St&nbspSwithun, Churchyard
Long Bennington, St Swithun, Churchyard
Long Bennington, St Swithun, Churchyard

Entrance to Saint Swithuns churchyard.

A new church path and lighting was installed 2017.

DB 31 October 2018 

Long Bennington, Saint Swithun, Churchyard
Long Bennington, St&nbspSwithun, Churchyard Cross
Long Bennington, St Swithun, Churchyard Cross
Long Bennington, St Swithun, Churchyard Cross

"The churchyard cross at Long Bennington is a good example of the integral shaft and knop of a medieval standing cross.

Situated near the south porch, it is believed to stand in or near its original position"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1011800

DB 31 October 2018

Long Bennington, Saint Swithun, church, Churchyard cross
Long Bennington, St&nbspSwithun, Churchyard, Commonwealth War Graves
Long Bennington, St Swithun, Churchyard, Commonwealth War Graves
Long Bennington, St Swithun, Churchyard, Commonwealth War Graves

Commonwealth War Graves immediately inside entrance to churchyard.

DB 31 October 2018 

Long Bennington, Saint Swithun, Churchyard, Commonwealth War Graves
Long Bennington, St&nbspSwithun, Font
Long Bennington, St Swithun, Font
Long Bennington, St Swithun, Font

"C12 octagonal stone font on short polygonal pillars with polygonal capitals with C12 stiff leaf capitals set above"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1062891 

DB 31 October 2018

Long Bennington, Saint Swithun, church, font
Long Bennington, St&nbspSwithun, Nave
Long Bennington, St Swithun, Nave
Long Bennington, St Swithun, Nave

View upwards towards the nave ceiling.

DB 31 October 2018 

Long Bennington, Saint Swithun, church, nave
Long Bennington, St&nbspSwithun, Nave
Long Bennington, St Swithun, Nave
Long Bennington, St Swithun, Nave

Looking east towards the chancel.

With the centenary of the Armistice approaching many hand knitted poppies can be seen decorating the screen and pulpit, some carrying the names of people involved in the first world war.

Early C13 pointed chancel arch.

DB 31 October 2018 

Long Bennington, Saint Swithun, church, nave
Long Bennington, St&nbspSwithun, Nave
Long Bennington, St Swithun, Nave
Long Bennington, St Swithun, Nave

Looking west towards the tower arch.

"Early C13 nave arcades of 3 bays with round piers and semi-circular responds with octagonal abaci"

"Late C19 pews"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1062891  

DB 31 October 2018

Long Bennington, Saint Swithun, church, nave
Long Bennington, St&nbspSwithun, Nave, Mural
Long Bennington, St Swithun, Nave, Mural
Long Bennington, St Swithun, Nave, Mural

"Some murals visible in fragmentary condition, especially over chancel arch"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1062891 

DB 31 October 2018 

Long Bennington, Saint Swithun, church, Mural
Long Bennington, St&nbspSwithun, North Aisle
Long Bennington, St Swithun, North Aisle
Long Bennington, St Swithun, North Aisle

The North and South Aisles are mainly 14th century.

DB 31 October 2018

Long Bennington, Saint Swithun, church, north aisle
Long Bennington, St&nbspSwithun, North Aisle, War Memorial
Long Bennington, St Swithun, North Aisle, War Memorial
Long Bennington, St Swithun, North Aisle, War Memorial

War memorial and rolls of honour.

DB 31 October 2018 

Long Bennington, Saint Swithun, church, war memorial, roll of honour
Long Bennington, St&nbspSwithun, Royal Arms
Long Bennington, St Swithun, Royal Arms
Long Bennington, St Swithun, Royal Arms

The Royal Arms above the chancel arch.  They are for George II, dated 1737.

August 2012

Long Bennington, St Swithun church, Royal Arms
Long Bennington, St&nbspSwithun, Royal Arms
Long Bennington, St Swithun, Royal Arms
Long Bennington, St Swithun, Royal Arms

A second view of the Royal Arms of George II hanging above the chancel arch.

DB 31 October 2018

Long Bennington, Saint Swithun, church, Royal Arms
Long Bennington, St&nbspSwithun, South Aisle
Long Bennington, St Swithun, South Aisle
Long Bennington, St Swithun, South Aisle

The North and South Aisles are mainly 14th century.

South aisle has decorated style windows. 

DB 31 October 2018

Long Bennington, Saint Swithun, church, south aisle
Long Bennington, War Memorial & Gardens
Long Bennington, War Memorial & Gardens
Long Bennington, War Memorial & Gardens

A square pillar of white Stancliffe stone from Darley Dale.

"To the memory of those who gave their lives to ensure our nation's freedom in the Great War, 1914-1918 Second World War 1939-1945 and Conflicts to this day"

https://www.lincstothepast.com/Long-Bennington-War-Memorial/1628704.record?pt=S  

DB 31 October 2018 

Long Bennington, War memorial
Long Bennington, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Long Bennington, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Long Bennington, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel

Inscription above the door reads

"Wesleyan Chapel A.D.1864"

In his "List And Brief Details" 1988 Colin Shepherdson states 

"A Dissenter's Certificate was issued in 1786 and a chapel built in 1822/23.

The Main Road chapel was built in 1866 and the old chapel retained as a Sunday school.

The chapel is still in use" 

A Primitive Methodist Chapel, erected in 1838 and rebuilt in 1891, was situated just a little further along Main Road to the south.

DB 3 November 2018 

Long Bennington, Wesleyan, Methodist, Chapel
Long Bennington, Wheatsheaf, Public House
Long Bennington, Wheatsheaf, Public House
Long Bennington, Wheatsheaf, Public House

Now known as Whittakers but was formerly the Wheatsheaf Inn. 

http://www.whittakersbarandrestaurant.co.uk/about.html

The entry in Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1896 reads

"Dring Mary Jane (Mrs.), Wheatsheaf P.H. & blacksmith

Dring William, jun. blacksmith"

DB 3 November 2018

Long Bennington, Wheatsheaf Inn, Public House, Whittakers
Long Bennington, White Swan
Long Bennington, White Swan
Long Bennington, White Swan

Former Public House, next to the Royal Oak, now a private home.

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 lists four public houses :-

Dring Edward, Wheatsheaf P.H

Kirton Jsph. Thos. White Swan inn

Swanwick William, Reindeer P.H

Whittaker Alfred, Royal Oak P.H 

The 1885 edition again lists four public houses :-

Baine Daniel, Swan P.H & carrier

Dring Thomas, Wheatsheaf P.H

Hawkins Edward, White Lion P.H

Kinning Thomas,. Reindeer P.H 

The 1876 edition also references the Swan rather than the White Swan. 

DB 31 October 2018

Long Bennington, White Swan, Public House