Lunt

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Lunt
Village
Old house, Lunt - geograph.org.uk - 338360.jpg
Old house, Lunt
Lunt is located in Merseyside
Lunt
Lunt
Location within Merseyside
OS grid referenceSD3491802708
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLIVERPOOL
Postcode districtL29
Dialling code0151
PoliceMerseyside
FireMerseyside
AmbulanceNorth West
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Merseyside
53°30′30″N 2°59′06″W / 53.5082°N 2.9851°W / 53.5082; -2.9851Coordinates: 53°30′30″N 2°59′06″W / 53.5082°N 2.9851°W / 53.5082; -2.9851

Lunt is a small village in the borough of Sefton in Merseyside, England, close to Sefton Village and to the west of Maghull and is in the L29 postcode.

History[edit]

The name derives from either the Old Norse word Lundr or the Old Swedish word lunder, both meaning "grove" or "copse". This was likely a reference to the remnants of a large ancient forest that existed in the area at the time the settlement was founded.[1] The town was first documented in 1251 in the Chartulary of Cockersand Abbey, where it was referred to as "de Lund".[2] However, earlier settlement have been discovered through recent archaeological excavations at Lunt Meadows which were commissioned and funded by the Environment Agency, supported by National Museums Liverpool ahead of the transformation of farmland in the Alt valley, Sefton into a wetland reserve and flood alleviation scheme. These excavations found settlement buildings dating back to the mesolithic period (5800 BC) when the inhabitants were still living as hunter-gatherers[3][4]

Governance[edit]

From 1997 until 2010 the village of Lunt was part of the Knowsley North and Sefton East constituency represented by George Howarth, a Labour Party MP. As a result of boundary revisions for the 2010 general election the Knowsley North and Sefton East constituency was abolished with Sefton East, including Lunt, being merged with the northern parts of the former Crosby constituency, which was also abolished, to form the new Sefton Central constituency which is represented by the Labour Party MP Bill Esterson.

For elections to Sefton Council the village of Lunt is within the Park electoral ward and is represented by three councillors. The councillors of Park ward, all members of the Liberal Democrats, are Andrew Blackburn, James Byrne, and Robbie Fenton.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lunt: A place with a name, a name with a history". A. Farthing. 1995. Retrieved 16 November 2007.
  2. ^ "Graffiti village name change plan". BBC. 9 April 2008. Retrieved 9 April 2008.
  3. ^ "Museum of Liverpool excavation project". Museum of Liverpool. 12 August 2015.
  4. ^ "Mesolithic man find could rewrite Stone Age history". BBC. 19 November 2012.

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