Photograph of Long Bennington


Long Bennington is a village in South Kesteven, south Lincolnshire, England. It is equidistant from Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire and Grantham, Lincolnshire. Lying alongside the A1 road, its main street was once the part of the Great North Road from London to Edinburgh until December 1968.

The name is from the Old English Long+Beonna+ing+tun, meaning "Long Farmstead of Beonna" and appears as Beningtun in the 1086 Domesday Book. The name was Bennington for centuries, but as the village grew along the road, restricted on one side by the River Witham, it added the adjective "Long" as a descriptive phrase.

Long Bennington is a thriving rural village with excellent local amenities, serving a population of around 2100. It is twinned with the village of Bretteville l'Orgueilleuse in Normandy, France.

The Parish Council sits on the first Monday of each month in St James's Hall, Main Road. Everyone is welcome to attend the public forum, which takes place before each meeting, to ask questions or make a short statement.