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

  • Watton at Stone
  • Walkern
  • Great Munden
  • Aston
  • Little Munden

Parish History

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

FamilySearch Catalog

Benington, Hertfordshire, monumental inscriptions of St Peter, Benington Author: Laidlaw, Jean

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

Census returns for Bennington, 1841-1891

Bishop’s transcripts for Bennington, 1604-1869

Churchwardens accounts 1631-1933

England, Hertfordshire, Bennington, parish registers

Marriages at Bennington, 1538-1813

Parish registers for Bennington, 1538-1885

Computer printout of Bennington, Herts., Eng

Parish register printouts of Benington, Hertford, England ; marriages, 1814-1837

Parish register printouts of Bennington, Hertford, England ; christenings, 1814-1849

Militia lists, parish of Benington

Militia lists, parish of Watton at Stone


  • 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

Similar Posts