Village History

Lound is a village in Nottinghamshire, England, four miles north of Retford. It has a population of around 500 people. The village is of Danish origin dating from the 8th century with a street running along the spine of the village. The oldest houses are tofts, which are endways on to the street, with strips of land running back from the road. Nearby villages are Sutton-cum-Lound and Mattersey.

Lound is a Scandinavian name, being the modern form of the old Norse ‘Lund’ a term denoting a wood or grove. Experts tell us that it often indicated a copse – probably a grove- in which pagan rites were celebrated, and that such places were preferably sheltered spots screened from windy blasts. The earliest known documentary reference to Lound dates back to 986.

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