REMAINS OF BENINGTON CASTLE (IN GROUNDS OF THE LORDSHIP 15 METRES TO SOUTH EAST OF HOUSE)

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1175349
Date first listed:
24-Nov-1966
Statutory Address:
REMAINS OF BENINGTON CASTLE (IN GROUNDS OF THE LORDSHIP 15 METRES TO SOUTH EAST OF HOUSE), CHURCH GREEN

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Location

Statutory Address:
REMAINS OF BENINGTON CASTLE (IN GROUNDS OF THE LORDSHIP 15 METRES TO SOUTH EAST OF HOUSE), CHURCH GREEN

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:
Hertfordshire
District:
East Hertfordshire (District Authority)
Parish:
Benington
National Grid Reference:
TL 29680 23633

Details

Benington TL 2923 BENINGTON CHURCH GREEN (north side)

11/11 Remains of Benington Castle (in grounds of the 24.11.66 Lordship 15m to SE of house)

GV I

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

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
159599
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Doubleday, A, The Victoria History of the County of Hertford, (1912), 73-74
Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: Hertfordshire, (1977), 94
Renn, D, Medieval Castles in Hertfordshire, (1971), 7, 14
Other
Inventory of the Historical Monuments of Hertfordshire, (1910)
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 21 Hertfordshire,

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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