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Name:Bennington Grange Moated Site
HER Number:30156
Type of record:Monument

Summary

The monument includes the medieval moated site known as Bennington Grange.

Grid Reference:SK 837 407
Map Sheet:SK84SW
Parish:LONG BENNINGTON, SOUTH KESTEVEN, LINCOLNSHIRE

Full description

A large irregular area, maximum 300 yards by 150 yards, surrounded by a 5 feet deep ditch, 12 feet wide on the north and a 6 feet wide stream on the south-west and south. Internal banks are up to 4 feet high. There is a raised central area which looks as if it contained buried foundations. {1}

Remains of a moat that formerly surrounded a mansion supposed to have been the farmhouse of the priory at Long Bennington (30157). Situated in what was formerly the parish of Bennington Grange. {2}{3}

The monument is scheduled as the medieval moated site known as Bennington Grange. The moated site is believed to represent the remains of a monastic grange associated with a monastic house established at Long Bennington in the late 12th century. In the 15th century the grange was granted, with other lands of Long Bennington Priory, to Mount Grace Priory in Yorkshire. {5}

Long Bennington Grange was a grange of St Catherine's priory, Lincoln. In a document of 1275 there is a record of St Catherine’s holding 2 carucates of land in Long Bennington. Bennington Grange is a separate parish on the second edition OS 25 inch County Series Map (1904), it now forms the most southerly part of the parish of Long Bennington. There is within Bennington Grange parish a medieval moated site that may well be the remains of a medieval estate centre. The area of the parish of Bennington Grange is just over 2 carucates and given its size is more likely to be the grange of St Catherine’s than associated with the Long Bennington priory. The moated site would therefore be the Long Bennington grange of St Catherine’s. {6}{7}


<1> HBMC, 1970, AM 7, SAM 239 (Scheduling record). SLI4099.


<2> OS CARD INDEX Long Bennington, SK 84 SW 5,1965, SEAMAN B H (Index). SLI2613.


<3> White, William, 1872, History, Gazetteer and Directory of Lincolnshire - Third Edition, - (Bibliographic reference). SLI887.


<4> HARTLEY, R.F.R., 1980-92, LEICESTERSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL, 3314/20,1985, (Aerial Photograph). SLI183.


<5> English Heritage, 1999, Revised scheduled document 31622, MPP 23 (Scheduling record). SLI5390.


<6> Bennet, Mark, 2008, Verbal communication from Mark Bennet, - (Verbal communication). SLI11842.


<7> DUGDALE, W., 1817-1830, Monasticon Anglicanum: a History of the Abbeys and other Monasteries, Hospitals, Friaries, and Cathedral and Collegiate Churches, with their Dependencies, in England and Wales, vol.6.1, p.1024 (Bibliographic reference). SLI1018.

Monument Types

  • GRANGE (Medieval - 1100 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOAT (Medieval - 1100 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Events

  • Field observation at Bennington Grange

Protected Status

  • Scheduled Monument

Sources and further reading

<1>Scheduling record: HBMC. 1970. AM 7. SAM 239.
<2>Index: OS CARD INDEX Long Bennington. LONG BENNINGTON. SK 84 SW 5,1965, SEAMAN B H.
<3>Bibliographic reference: White, William. 1872. History, Gazetteer and Directory of Lincolnshire - Third Edition. -.
<4>Aerial Photograph: HARTLEY, R.F.R.. 1980-92. LEICESTERSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL. 3314/20,1985, .
<5>Scheduling record: English Heritage. 1999. Revised scheduled document 31622. MPP 23.
<6>Verbal communication: Bennet, Mark. 2008. Verbal communication from Mark Bennet. -.
<7>Bibliographic reference: DUGDALE, W.. 1817-1830. Monasticon Anglicanum: a History of the Abbeys and other Monasteries, Hospitals, Friaries, and Cathedral and Collegiate Churches, with their Dependencies, in England and Wales. vol.6.1, p.1024.

Related records

30157Related to: Long Bennington Priory (Monument)
30159Related to: Long Bennington shrunken settlement (Monument)