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Church of St Julian, Benniworth
Grid reference: TF206819
Location: 53°19’16"N, 0°11’24"W
Population: 193  (2011)
Post town: Market Rasen
Postcode: LN8
Local Government
Council: East Lindsey
Louth and Horncastle

Benniworth is a village in Lindsey, the northern part of Lincolnshire. The village is situated just west of the B1225 road, and eight miles west of Louth.

According to the 2001 Census, the village had a population of 175, increasing to 193 (including West Barkwith) at the 2011 Census.


The parish church, St Julian, is cruciform in plan with a conical roofed tower. Restoration by James Fowler was undertaken in 1875 when the transepts and chancel were rebuilt. The Norman west doorway and south side of the nave remains

The font was reconstructed from Norman fragments.[1]

The church is a Grade II listed building.[2]


Benniworth ("Beningvrde"), has two entries in the Domesday Book. Benniworth was a relatively large place at that time, with a total of 54 households (39 within the Wraggoe hundred and 15 within the lands of the Archbishop). In the early post-conquest period, land value rose from £5.5 in 1066 to £8.5 in 1086.[3]

George Clayton Tennyson[4] (1778–1831), the father of Alfred, Lord Tennyson, was rector of the Church of St Julian in Benniworth (1802–1831).

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  1. Cox, J. Charles (1916) Lincolnshire, Methuen & Co. Ltd. pp. 61-62
  2. National Heritage List 1063091: Church of St Julian
  3. Benniworth in the Domesday Book
  4. Clergy of the Church of England Database, PersonID=77403