Document ReferenceNUP/55
TitlePhotographs and postcards of Lenton Hall (student hall of residence)
Extent6 photos
AbstractPhotographs and postcards of student hall of residence, Lenton Hall and Lenton Hurst.
Access ConditionsAccessible to all readers.
Admin HistoryThe redbrick building was called Lenton Hurst and in the late 1960s was a residential "block" of the hall. Lenton Hurst was built for cigarette manufacturer, W.G. Player, in 1896 and was one of a number of grand suburban houses built along the Derby Road boundary of the old Lenton Park estates. The architects were Marshall and Turner. Lenton Hall was built in 1965 by architecture firm McMorran and Whitby and is not to be confused by the former Lenton Hall which is now Hugh Stewart Hall.

The donor provided the following information about his time in Lenton Hall: During the student's first year at the hall of residence there were formal evening meals each Tuesday and Thursday. Students had to wear undergraduate gowns on these occasions. These formal meals, though, had been abolished by his third year (1969-70). Students were invited in small groups of about six, to sit at the high table at these meals. Beforehand, these half a dozen went to the warden's house for sherry and chit-chat. The warden at the time, the Rev. Dicken, had a trick whereby he greeted you by name when you knocked on his door, although he'd never met you before. He had memorised the six faces from the hall application forms, which included passport-sized photographs.
Custodial HistoryThe photographs were gifted to the University in 2021 by physics graduate (1970), Eric Krieger, who lived in Lenton Hall in his first and third year at University. In the first year he lived in Lenton Hurst.. The postcards were sold at the porter's lodge of the hall.
DescriptionThe photographs show students playing football in front of Lenton Hurst and Lenton Hall; students posing in a row in the formal gardens (the central student is standing on top of the bird bath); the exterior of Lenton Hurst. The postcards show the exterior of Lenton Hall and four exterior views of Lenton Hall and Lenton Hurst.

Names of the other students playing football have been provided by the donor.
MgtSubGroupUniversity related
ArrangementNo arrangement has been necessary.
TermUniversities and colleges - Alumni and alumnae
universities, University of Nottingham, halls of residence
universities, student life
FindingAidsThis description is the only finding aid available for the collection. Copyright in the description belongs to The University of Nottingham.
ReprodnNoteReprographic copies can be supplied for educational and private study purposes only, depending on access status and the condition of the documents.
Related MaterialPhotographs of buildings on University Park Campus; 1969 (NUP/24)
Related RecordNUP/24
Publication NoteA. Peter Fawcett and N. Jackson, 'Campus Critique: The Architecture of the University of Nottingham', (Nottingham: University of Nottingham, 1998)
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