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  • The parish was in the Wragby sub-district of the Horncastle Registration District.
  • Check our Census Resource page for county-wide resources.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 627
1851 H.O. 107 / 2107
1861 R.G. 9 / 2365
1871 R.G. 10 / 3379
1891 R.G. 12 / 2597


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Benniworth area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Julian.
  • Many portions of the church date from Norman times. The rood screen dates from about the middle of the 15th century.
  • The church underwent restoration in 1874-75.
  • The church seats 250.
  • J. HANNAH-BRIGGS has a photograph of St. Julian's Church on Geo-graph, taken in July, 2011.
  • Here are three photos of St. Julian's church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):

Benniworth St. Julian church

Benniworth St. Julian church

Benniworth St. Julian church

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1691.
  • The IGI (International Genealogical Index) has parish register entries for 1561-1737 and 1741-1843. It also has BTs (assuming not given the wrong year or wrong parish) for 1736, 1737, 1741, 1743, 1748, 1749, 1751 to 1764. Batch numbers are: C025471 and C025472. [Bernard Kettlewell]
  • The LFHS has published several marriage indexes for the Horncastle Deanery to make your search easier.
  • The United Methodists built a chapel here in 1840. For information and assistance in researching these chapels, see our non-conformist religions page.
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.

Civil Registration

  • The parish was in the Wragby sub-district of the Horncastle Registration District.
  • Check our Civil Registration page for sources and background on Civil Registration which started in July, 1837.

Description and Travel

Benniworth (or Benningworth) is both a village and a parish in the Wolds, nine miles NNW of Horncastle and eight miles WSW of Louth. Sotby parish lies to the south and Market Stainton to the southeast. The parish covers about 3,000 acres.

If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, take the A158 trunk road north out of Horncastle and at the junction with the B1256, take that arterial road north about 6 miles to Benniworth. The village will be off to the left.
  • For bus schedules and car hire services see our Transport page.
  • Visit our touring page for more sources.
You can see pictures of Benniworth which are provided by:

Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Benniworth has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.


  • See our Maps page for additional resources.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF209818 (Lat/Lon: 53.319315, -0.186470), Benniworth which are provided by:

Military Records

For a photograph of the Benniworth War Memorial and the list of names on the plaque, see the Roll of Honour site.

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in the county of Lincoln and became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
  • The parish was in the ancient Wraggoe Wapentake in the East Lindsey district in the parts of Lindsey.
  • For today's governance, see the East Lindsey District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Wragby petty session hearings on the first Thursday of every month.
  • As a result of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act, the parish became part of the Horncastle Poor Law Union.


Year  Inhabitants
1801 277
1811 302
1821 346
1831 373
1841 488
1851 466
1871 411
1881 381
1891 357
1901 296
1911 320
1921 290
1931 270


  • A Church of England School was built here in 1869 to hold 70 children. Average attendance in 1900 was 35.
  • For more on researching school records, see our Schools Research page.