English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Major Settlement in the Parish of Lund

Historical Forms

  • Lont 1086 DB
  • Lond 13th Percy
  • Lond negh Watton 1500 Test
  • Lunt 1100 YCh 1257,1292 Ch
  • Lount 1334 Deod
  • Lund(e) t.Ric1 Cur 1190–1210 YCh 1583 NCWills
  • Lund(e) subtus Brek' 13th Percy
  • Lund(e) sur le Wald(e), Lund(e) super le Wald(e) c.1345,1380 Guisb 1392 StoweCh
  • Lund(e) upon the Wowlde 1588 FF
  • Lownde, Lownde upon the Wo(u)lde 1538,1556,1602 FF


v. lundr 'grove,' sometimes 'sanctuary wood'; cf. LSE ii, 72 ff., and Holland (PN BedsHunts 220). The word lund is apparently evidenced as in common use in ERY in the phrase 'one acre within his lund ' (Bridl 225). For the descriptive additions cf. The Wolds supra 13 and for Brek 'v. brekka 'slope.'

Places in the same Parish