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Benington Castle is a ruined castle in the village of Benington, near Stevenage in Hertfordshire at grid reference TL296236. It is a scheduled ancient monument in the United Kingdom.[1] It was built as a motte and bailey fortress in the late 11th or early 12th century, founded by Peter de Valoignes. In 1136, Roger de Valoignes built a stone castle with a keep. In 1177, King Henry II ordered that the tower be demolished but in 1192 the castle was in use again. It was finally destroyed in 1212, after Robert Fitzwalter rebelled against King John. Only the foundations of the keep and some earthworks now remain. In 1832, George Proctor added a neo-Norman gatehouse, summerhouse and curtain wall. Access[edit] The castle is in the grounds of a private house, Benington Lordship. Public access is provided but on a limited basis.[2] References[edit]

^ Historic England. "Details from listed building database (1007844)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 13 November 2013.  ^ "Benington Castle 1". Retrieved 20 September 2016. 

Benington Castle 1 Benington Castle 2 Fry, Plantagenet Somerset, The David & Charles Book of Castles, David & Charles, 1980. ISBN 0-7153-7976-3

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Coordinates: 51°53′45″N 0°07′05″W / 51.89589°N 0.11793°W / 51.89589; -0.11793

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