is an area of the City of Nottingham
in the county
. Politically, it falls within the Nottingham South constituency
. Most of the area lies within the electoral ward of "Dunkirk and Lenton", however the "Lenton Triangle" area, considered by most residents to be part of Lenton due to its similar character, falls into a neighbouring electoral ward. The name "Lenton", meanwhile, is derived from the River Leen
, which runs nearby.
Lenton is largely a residential area, and is popular with students at the nearby University of Nottingham
who choose to live off-campus. Indeed, the high proportion of students has led some local residents in recent years to campaign against what they perceive as the studentification
of the area. Lenton is also home to the Queen's Medical Centre
, one of the largest teaching hospitals in Europe.
Lenton and its mills on the Leen get a mention in the Domesday Book in the late 11th century: “In Lentune 4 sochmen and 4 bordars have two ploughs and a mill.”
Lenton grew up around a Cluniac
priory, which was founded in 1105. As the fortunes of Lenton Priory
grew (becoming one of the wealthiest monasteries in the country), so did the village of Lenton; by the time of the dissolution of the monasteries under Henry VIII
, Lenton village was well enough established to continue without its priory.
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