Benington is an Ancient Parish in the county of Hertfordshire.

Alternative names: Bennington

Parish church: St. Peter

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1538
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1604

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BENNINGTON, a village and a parish in the district and county of Hertford. The village stands near the river Beane, and near a branch Roman way, 5 miles ESE of Stevenage, and 6 from Stevenage r. station. It has a post-office under Stevenage; and was formerly a market-town; and has still a fair on 10 July. The parish comprises 2,908 acres. Real property, £4,784. Pop., 637. Houses, 133. The property is divided among a few. The manor belonged to the Benstedes, the Cæsars, and the Earl of Essex; and belongs now to the Proctors. An ancient palace of the kings of Mercia stood here; and either that, or a castle which succeeded it, is now indicated by an intrenched eminence. Bennington Place, to the east, is a fine seat. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £635. Patron, the Rev. J. E. Pryor. The church contains some ancient monuments, and is good. There are a Wesleyan chapel and a national school.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

BENNINGTON (St. Peter), a parish, in the hundred of Broadwater, union and county of Hertford, 5½ miles (E. S. E.) from Stevenage; containing 605 inhabitants. This place, which is of great antiquity, is said to have been the residence of the kings of Mercia, who had a palace here; and on an intrenched eminence to the west of the church was a castle, of which little more than the site remains. The parish is intersected by the river Bene, and comprises 2900a. 1r. 6p., the soil of which rests principally on chalk; the cottagers are chiefly employed in the making of strawplat. The living is a rectory, valued in the king’s books at £19, and in the gift of the family of Proctor: the tithes have been commuted for £635, and there are 90 acres of glebe. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Registers

Parish Records

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England, Hertfordshire, Bennington – Cemeteries ( 2 )
Benington, Hertfordshire, monumental inscriptions of St Peter, Benington
Author: Laidlaw, Jean

Monumental inscriptions, Bennington, Hertford, England : abt. 1600-1900

England, Hertfordshire, Bennington – Census ( 1 )
Census returns for Bennington, 1841-1891
Author: Great Britain. Census Office

England, Hertfordshire, Bennington – Church records ( 5 )
Bishop’s transcripts for Bennington, 1604-1869
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Bennington (Hertfordshire)

Churchwardens accounts 1631-1933
Author: Bennington (Hertfordshire)

England, Hertfordshire, Bennington, parish registers

Marriages at Bennington, 1538-1813
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Bennington (Hertfordshire)

Parish registers for Bennington, 1538-1885
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Bennington (Hertfordshire)

England, Hertfordshire, Bennington – Church records – Indexes ( 3 )
Computer printout of Bennington, Herts., Eng

Parish register printouts of Benington, Hertford, England ; marriages, 1814-1837
Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Parish register printouts of Bennington, Hertford, England ; christenings, 1814-1849
Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

England, Hertfordshire, Bennington – Military records – Militia ( 2 )
Militia lists, parish of Benington
Author: Hill, John

Militia lists, parish of Watton at Stone
Author: Hill, John

England, Hertfordshire, Bennington – Public records ( 1 )
Churchwardens accounts 1631-1933
Author: Bennington (Hertfordshire)

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Administration

  • County: Hertfordshire
  • Civil Registration District: Hertford
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Huntingdon (Hitchin Division)
  • Diocese: Post-1844 – Rochester, Pre-1845 – Lincoln
  • Rural Deanery: Pre-1845 – Baldock, Post-1844 – Bennington
  • Poor Law Union: Hertford
  • Hundred: Broadwater
  • Province: Canterbury

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