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Latitude: 51.8962 / 51°53'46"N
Longitude: -0.1167 / 0°7'0"W
OS Eastings: 529680
OS Northings: 223633
OS Grid: TL296236
Mapcode National: GBR K9J.1BB
Mapcode Global: VHGP1.XLNR
Entry Name: Remains of Benington Castle (In Grounds of the Lordship 15 Metres to South East of House)
Listing Date: 24 November 1966
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1175349
English Heritage Legacy ID: 159599
Location: Benington, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG2
District: East Hertfordshire
Civil Parish: Benington
Traditional County: Hertfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire
Church of England Parish: Benington
Church of England Diocese: St.Albans
TL 2923 BENINGTON CHURCH GREEN
11/11 Remains of
(in grounds of the
24.11.66 Lordship 15m to SE
Ruined keep of medieval ringwork castle. 1130's for the de
Valognes family, slighted in 1176/7 by Henry II, garrisoned again
in 1192/3, destroyed 1212 after Robert Fitz Walter was outlawed.
Flint rubble walls 7 - 8 ft thick with some herringbone-coursed
flint facing and oolitic limestone quoins and plinth offset of
dressed stone with diagonal tooling, exposed on exterior N wall.
A small square stone tower about 44 feet x 41 feet with pilaster
buttresses at the middle and ends of each face. A small square
NE annexe may be original. Demolition involved removal of one
side entirely. S wall is reduced to footings and W wall ends at
a door jamb. Other walls stand to some 9 foot. A fallen mass of
masonry lies on the NE annexe and an imitation Norman doorway was
inserted c1842. Of unusual interest. Ancient Monument. (RCHM
(1911) 51-2: VCH (1912) 73-4: Pevsner (1977) 94: Renn D Medieval
Castles in Hertfordshire Chichester (1971) 7, 14).
Listing NGR: TL2968023633
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