Monument record MLI125130 - Churchyard, Church of St Swithun, Long Bennington


Churchyard at the Church of St Swithun, Long Bennington. Likely dates to at least the 13th century, when the church it serves was built.

Type and Period (2)

  • (Medieval to Modern - 1200 AD to 2050 AD)
  • (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1200 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

The churchyard at the Church of St Swithun is depicted on the 2nd edition 25" Ordnance Survey County Series map. It likely dates to at least the 13th century, when the church it serves was built (see PRN 30151). {1} Two small fragments of redeposited human bone were identified in August 2017, during archaeological monitoring of the widening of the existing churchyard path. Both fragments were pieces of human skull, and presumably belonged to a former burial within the churchyard, that had been disturbed by later activity. The fragments were re-buried in the churchyard as part of the works. {2}

Sources/Archives (2)

  •  Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-06. 25 Inch County Series Map - Second Edition. 1:2500. SK 84 SW.
  •  Report: Network Archaeology Ltd. 2017. St Swithun's Church, Long Bennington. NET site code: BEN16.



Grid reference Centred SK 8434 4388 (127m by 62m) Estimated from sources

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (1)

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Record last edited

May 22 2023 11:50AM


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