Lenton, Lincolnshire

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St Peter's Church, Lenton
Lenton is located in Lincolnshire
Location within Lincolnshire
OS grid referenceTF025305
• London95 mi (153 km) S
Civil parish
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtNG33
Dialling code01476
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°51′32″N 0°28′44″W / 52.859°N 0.479°W / 52.859; -0.479Coordinates: 52°51′32″N 0°28′44″W / 52.859°N 0.479°W / 52.859; -0.479

Lenton is a hamlet in the district of South Kesteven, Lincolnshire, England. It is situated approximately 7 miles (11 km) south-east from Grantham, and is part of the Lenton, Keisby and Osgodby civil parish .


The village is sometimes known as Lavington, and the name may have come from the Old English Lâfa, and the characteristic suffix -ton.[1] The village is listed in the Domesday Book as "Lavintone".[2]

Millennium Lychgate

Lenton parish church is dedicated to St Peter.[3][4]

The ecclesiastical parish is part of the North Beltisloe Group of parishes[5] in the Deanery of Beltisloe in the Diocese of Lincoln.[6] From 2006 to 2011 the incumbent was The Revd Richard Ireson,[7] who was succeeded by The Revd Mike Doyle in 2012.[8]

The village erected a new Lychgate to mark the Millennium.[4] A previous exhibition to raise funds for the church, The Host of Angels Experience, returned in 2012.[4][8]

Lavington Lake is a local fishing facility.[1]

Other hamlets in the area are Hanby, Keisby Osgodby and Pickworth. Larger villages close by include Ropsley, Folkingham and Ingoldsby.[9]

Lost Villages[edit]

The village is associated with the site of the lost medieval settlement of Little Lavington, 0.5 miles (0.8 km) to the north-east.[10][11]

South of the village is the site of the lost settlement of Osgodby whose name survives in the name of the parish.[12]

Notable people[edit]

  • Edward Bradley – vicar of Lenton in the 1870s, writer and illustrator of The Adventures of Mr. Verdant Green, the story of an Oxford University undergraduate.
  • The village is the burial place of the first and second baronets both called Sir William Armyne. They were both leading puritans in Lincolnshire and supporters of the Parliamentary cause in the Civil War.


  1. ^ Mills, A. D. (2003). A Dictionary of British Place-Names.[page needed]
  2. ^ "Domesday Maps Online". contains a facsimili of the Domesday Book entry
  3. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Peter (348745)". PastScape. Retrieved 17 March 2010.
  4. ^ a b c "Web site of St Peter's Church".
  5. ^ "St. Peter's Church, Lenton", Northbeltisloeparishes.co.uk. Retrieved 14 May 2012
  6. ^ "Lenton P C C" Archived 16 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine; Diocese of Lincoln. Retrieved 14 May 2012
  7. ^ "North Beltisloe Group Council Report for PCC AGMs."; Boothby.org.uk. PDF download required. Retrieved 14 May 2012
  8. ^ a b "North Beltisloe web site".
  9. ^ Bourne & Heckington: Billingborough & Morton (Map) (3 ed.). 1:25000. OS Explorer Map. OSGB. 2006. p. 248. ISBN 978-0-319-23811-0. Retrieved 17 March 2010.
  10. ^ Historic England (2007). "Little Lavington or Lenton (348765)". PastScape. Retrieved 10 April 2010.
  11. ^ "Little Lavington: TF030310"; Gridreferencefinder.com. Retrieved 23 April 2012
  12. ^ Historic England (2007). "Osgodby (348406)". PastScape. Retrieved 10 April 2010.

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