Benington, Lincolnshire

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All Saints, Benington
Benington is located in Lincolnshire
Benington shown within Lincolnshire
Population 580 (2011)
OS grid reference TF396462
• London 100 mi (160 km) S
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Boston
Postcode district PE22
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
LincolnshireCoordinates: 52°59′42″N 0°04′46″E / 52.995020°N 0.079338°E / 52.995020; 0.079338

Benington is a village and civil parish in the Borough of Boston in Lincolnshire, England, situated approximately 4 miles (6 km) east of Boston, and on the A52 road. Nearby villages are Butterwick and Leverton. Benington has a population of 569,[1] increasing to 580 at the 2011 Census.[2]

Benington is one of eighteen parishes which, together with Boston, form the borough. Local government has been arranged in this way since the reorganisation of 1 April 1974, which resulted from the Local Government Act 1972. The parish forms part of the Coastal electoral ward.

Hitherto, the parish had formed part of Boston Rural District, in the Parts of Holland. Holland was one of the three divisions (formally known as parts) of the traditional county of Lincolnshire. Since the Local Government Act of 1888, Holland had been in most respects, a county in itself.

The name derives from Old English meaning "Bennas farm or settlement".[3]

The parish church is a Grade I listed building dedicated to All Saints and dating from the 13th to 15th centuries, although it was restored in 1873 by James Fowler of Louth. It has a 14th-century font.[4]

Purril's Almshouses date from the 15th century, although rebuilt in 1728, and are Grade II listed.[5]

Year Population[6]
1801 362
1811 335
1821 406
1831 500
1841 539
1851 603
1881 542
1891 488
1901 475
1911 440
1921 498
1931 524
1941 N/A (World War II)
1951 547
1961 555
2001 569
2011 580


  1. ^ Census 2001
  2. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 22 August 2015. 
  3. ^ "Benington". Institute for Name Studies. University of Nottingham. Retrieved 18 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "All Saints church, Benington". National Heritage List for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 29 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "Purril's Almshouses". National Heritage List for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 29 August 2011. 
  6. ^ "Benington parish population:Vision of Britain". 

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