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Beresford tomb and Cherry Orchard Farm at Fenny Bentley

  


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Beresford tomb and Cherry Orchard Farm at Fenny Bentley

Beresford Tomb

The most impressive feature of St Edmunds Church in Fenny Bentley is the Berestord Tomb, which represents Sir Thomas Beresford, his wife Agnes, and their 21 children all completely shrouded. Sir Thomas fought with one of his sons alongside Henry V at Agincourt. It is said that every Beresford is descended from this family, and until recently an annual convention of people with that name was held in the village.

Beresford Tomb at Fenny Bentley

Cherry Orchard Farm at Fenny Bentley

Cherry Orchard Farm in Fenny Bentley was once known as Bentley Hall and the squat, medieval tower dates from the 15th century when the building was the seat of the Beresford family. A fine, gabled and mullioned farmhouse is attached to the tower.

Cherry Orchard Farm at Fenny Bentley

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