Church of St Swithun, Church Street, Long Bennington - South Kesteven

Located on the site of the former priory, a large parish church dating from early C13, with C14, (aisles constructed) C15, and C19 work, restored 1902-3 by Scorer and Gamble Architects, (ceilings in nave and aisles assumed from this date). The church north aisle has suffered from structural movement related to poor rainwater disposal arrangements and ground drainage affecting the bearing strata. The chancel roof is leaking and there is general interior dampness. A Heritage Lottery Fund Grants for Places of Worship grant offer for development activities was accepted in 2017.

Church of St Swithun, Church Street, Long Bennington - South Kesteven
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CHURCH OF ST SWITHIN
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade I
  • List Entry Number: 1062891
  • Local Planning Authority: South Kesteven
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St Swithun
  • County: Lincolnshire
  • District / Borough: South Kesteven
  • Parish: Long Bennington
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Sleaford and North Hykeham
  • Region: East Midlands

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Place of worship
  • Condition: Very bad
  • Priority: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade I

Contact Details

Ben Robinson 01480 412107

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England