Benington Sea End
Benington Sea End is a hamlet in the Benington civil parish of the Borough of Boston in Lincolnshire, England. It is 5 miles (8 km) east-northeast from Boston and 30 miles (48 km) south-east from the city and county town of Lincoln.
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The Old Rectory, Benington Sea End
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Benington Sea End is less than 1 mile (1.6 km) south-east from parish village of Bennington and the A52 road, which locally runs from Boston to Skegness. It is centred on the junction between Churchway, Sea End Road, and Spicer's Lane, and includes Sea End Lane and the circuitous Lamb Lane at the southeast. The hamlet is 1 mile north-east from the north-east bank of The Wash. At the east of the hamlet is a sea defence bank, at the south-west of which rises the Delph drain which runs along the landward side. A Second World War pillbox, an Historic England listed monument, sits on the bank just south from where it is crossed by Sea Lane.
The hamlet comprises cottages, four farms, and at the junction of Churchway and Spicer's Lane, The Old Rectory, which is a Grade II listed two-storey, hip roofed former rectory dating to 1830, described in the 1872 White's Directory as "a good residence, with pleasant grounds, near the sea coast". The rectory in the early 20th century was being rented out by the Church of England, and was later sold by them in 1924. The last rector of Benington to live there was Canon Walter Fallows Hodge (1878 - 1938).
Trade directories recorded late 19th and early 20th century agricultural production as of chiefly wheat and potatoes, and by 1919, celery. In 1872 there were listed seven farmers, and two fishermen of the same family; by 1885, five farmers; by 1905 four farmers, two of whom were of the same family, and one also a bulb merchant; and by 1919, a cottage farmer, a smallholder, and five farmers, one of whom was also listed as a potato grower.
- Historic England. "Monument No. 1419850". PastScape. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
- Extracted from Grid Reference Finder
- Extracted from "Benington Seas End", Ordnance Survey map
- Historic England. "The Old Rectory (1062076)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
- White’s History, Gazeteer and Directory of Lincolnshire, p.808
- "Single country auction promises quality buys", Boston Standard, 17 September 2010. Retrieved 25 January 2019
- "History of the village", Benington Parish Council. Retrieved 25 January 2019
- "Canon Walter Fallows Hodge", Benington Parish Council. Retrieved 25 January 2019
- Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire, 1885 pp.301,302; 1905 pp.57, 58; 1919 pp.60, 61