Fenton is a parish and village just 6 miles ESE of Newark on Trent and 3 miles due south of Beckingham parish. Stubton parish lies to the south. The parish covers about 1,230 acres of low, marshy land.
Note: There is a hamlet of Fenton in Kettlethorpe parish near Gainsborough.
The small village of Fenton lies between two small tributaries that drain into the River Witham. If you are planning a visit:
Take the A17 trunk road east out of Newark or west from Sleaford. Turn south at Beckingham.
Mind the ducks as you pass through the village.
Bob DANYLEC has a nice photograph of the Village Duck Pond on Geo-graph, taken in November, 2005.
Fenton Hall was built in 1507 as the seat of the LUCAS family. It partially burnt down about 1771 and its remains converted into a farm house, occupied by the THURLBY family in the late 1800's and by the CODD family in the early 1900's.
The name Fenton is from the Old English fenn+tun, or "farmstead in a fen or marsh". In 1212, the village is name is given as Fentun. [A. D. Mills, "A Dictionary of English Place-Names," Oxford University Press, 1991]