Lenton was a Cluniac foundation, one of the nine sizeable English monasteries of the Order. As one of the others of that group was in my home town of Pontefract I have always had a particular interest in the Cluniacs. It was an especial joy to visit Cluny itself in 2014.
Virtually nothing survives above ground today of Lenton Priory as the report indicates, but in the nineteenth century parish church is the spectacular early twelfth century carved font from the medieval priory church, which clearly had a parochial function. Recovered from a garden it was given to the nee church in 1842.
I regret that when I used to visit Nottingham as a boy to visit friends I never got to see this wonderful survival.