Lenton is both a town and parish nine and half miles south-east of Grantham and four miles west of Folkingham. The parish itself is bounded on the north by Sapperton parish, to the west by Ingoldsby parish and on the south by Irnham parish. The parish lies along the old Roman Road and covers about 1,880 acres.
Lenton is a small village, off the main roads. The parish also included the hamlets of Hanby, Keisby and Osgodby. Hanby is a half mile north of Lenton on the old Roman Road and is believed to have been a separate parish in ancient times. Keisby is a mile south-west of Lenton Village and contains the site of a medieval village. Osgodby is another half mile further south and is the site of a spring and Osgodby Hall. A small beck runs through the parish and feeds into the River Glen. If you are planning a visit:
- The town can be accessed off of the A15 trunk road between Bourne and Sleaford. Turn off at Foklingham and head west.
- A local farmer provides fishing at Lavington Lakes.
- Visit our touring page for more sources.
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administrative areas in which Lenton has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
- See our Maps page for additional resources.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF025303 (Lat/Lon: 52.860439, -0.47901), Lenton which are provided by: