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 was leaking and there is general interior dampness. A National Lottery Heritage Fund Grant for Places of Worship repair programme will complete in 2019.

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

Location

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

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Place of worship
    Condition:
    Poor
    Priority:
    F - Repair scheme in progress and (where applicable) end use or user identified; or functionally redundant buildings with new use agreed but not yet implemented.
    Previous Priority:
    C
    Ownership:
    Religious organisation
    Designation:
    Listed Place of Worship grade I