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Lenton Abbey
St Barnabas Church, Lenton Abbey by-Oxymoron.jpg

St. Barnabas' Church, Lenton Abbey
Lenton Abbey is located in Nottinghamshire
Lenton Abbey
Lenton Abbey
Location within Nottinghamshire
Population2,064 [1]
OS grid referenceSK 53022 37948
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtNG9
Dialling code0115
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°56′10″N 1°12′40″W / 52.936°N 1.211°W / 52.936; -1.211

Lenton Abbey is a large housing estate, forming a neighbourhood in Nottingham, close to Wollaton, Beeston and the University of Nottingham.


Originally a farming village, Lenton Abbey took its name from the main farm, itself named in reference to nearby Lenton Priory.

In 1831, Lord Middleton of Wollaton Hall acquired the estate and leased it to a successful Nottingham lace merchant, Isaac Fisher. Later the estate was sold to the industrialists and mine owning family Readett-Bayley. Sir Henry Dennis Readett-Bayley was a war hero who, with financial support from other mine owners, founded the Dennis Bayley Fund to transport wounded soldiers to safety.[2]

In 1925, the land was sold to the Council for redevelopment as a large housing estate.[3]


According to the data of the 2001 Census, the estate had a population of 2,064, and a majority of the population are aged 25–44 who make up 32.5% of the estate's population.

The census also shows that 74.7% of the population is White British, as well as 1.3% being White Irish and 4.7% being classed as Other White. 6.1% of the population is Mixed Race, 4.0% is Asian or Asian British and 6.0% is Black or Black British. 1.7% of the population is Chinese and other ethnic groups make up 1.0% of the estate's population.[4]

Lenton Abbey is in the ‘Wollaton East and Lenton Abbey’ ward of Nottingham City Council. The ward is represented by Cllrs. Sam Webster and Sally Longford (both Labour).[5]


The facilities of Lenton Abbey are located on Woodside Road. Facilities include some takeaways, a Premier convenience store, as well as a beauty salon and a butcher shop.


The 2001 Census shows that 46.8% of the population is Christian and Atheists make up 32.8% of the estate's population. 4.7% of the population are Muslim, 1.0% are Sikh and 0.7% are Hindu. 0.1% of the population are Buddhist, other religions make up 0.5% of the estate's population and 13.0% did not state their religion.[6]

St. Barnabas’ Church, opened on 28 June 1938, was constructed at the request of the earliest residents of the newly built Lenton Abbey housing estate.[7] The church is located on the A52 Derby Road[7] and is of the Church of England.[8]

Bus services

There are frequent bus services operated by Nottingham City Transport and Yourbus that travel on Woodside Road as well as a Locallink service that serves a small portion of Woodside Road operated by Nottingham Community Transport.

Nottingham City Transport

36: Nottingham → Derby Road → QMCLenton AbbeyUniversity West GateBeestonChilwell[9]

36B: Nottingham → Derby Road → QMCLenton AbbeyUniversity West GateBeeston[10]


Y5: NottinghamQMCLenton AbbeyBeestonLong EatonBorrowashDerby/[11]

Nottingham Community Transport

L11: BeestonLenton AbbeyWollaton ValeBilboroughAspleyBasfordBulwellTop ValleyBestwood ParkArnold[12]

See also


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ [Sir Henry Dennis Readett-Bayley K.B.E.] on Lives of the First World War
  3. ^ "Lenton Abbey St Barnabas History". Southwell & Nottingham Church History Project. University of Nottingham.
  4. ^ "Lenton Abbey Community Census Profile 2001". Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  5. ^ "Wollaton East and Lenton Abbey Ward and Surgery Details". Nottingham City Council≤. Retrieved 31 July 2017.
  6. ^ "Lenton Abbey Community Census Profile 2001". Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  7. ^ a b "St Barnabas Lenton Abbey Nottingham". Nottingham: St. Barnabas’ Church. Retrieved 26 May 2016.
  8. ^ "Annual Reports: Annual Parochial Church Meeting 2013" (PDF). Nottingham: St Barnabas’ Church. Retrieved 26 May 2016.
  9. ^, Base. "Service 36 on Orange Line".
  10. ^, Base. "Service 36B on Orange Line".
  11. ^, Base. "Service Y5 ran by Yourbus".
  12. ^, Base. "Locallink Service L11 ran by Nottingham Community Transport" (PDF).
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