Lound, Nottinghamshire

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Lound
Lound is located in Nottinghamshire
Lound
Lound
Lound shown within Nottinghamshire
Population 471 (2011)
OS grid reference SK692859
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town RETFORD
Postcode district DN22
Dialling code 01777
Police Nottinghamshire
Fire Nottinghamshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
List of places
UK
England
Nottinghamshire
53°22′N 0°58′W / 53.37°N 0.96°W / 53.37; -0.96Coordinates: 53°22′N 0°58′W / 53.37°N 0.96°W / 53.37; -0.96

Lound is a village in Nottinghamshire, England, four miles north of Retford. It has a population of 493,[1] reducing to 471 at the 2011 census.[2] 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.[3] Nearby villages are Sutton cum Lound and Mattersey.

Lound is situated on a rise of land next to the flood plain of the river Idle. This has created large deposits of sand and gravel on the east side of the village.[4]

Activities at Lound are water skiing, football, fishing, horse riding, walking, bird watching and pétanque. Some of these are situated in and around the open waters created by sand and gravel workings. Wetlands Wildfowl Reserve is situated on the outskirts of the village and there are also reserves belonging to Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust and Daneshill Lakes recreation area nearby. The Lound Bird Club [1] records bird life using the gravel quarries and surrounding woodland and farmland in this section of the River Idle Valley. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust [2] has extended its ownership at its Idle Valley Nature Reserve and runs a programme of community focussed events from the Idle Valley Rural Learning Centre operated by North Nottinghamshire College.

References[edit]

  1. ^ UK census 2001
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 12 April 2016. 
  3. ^ Lound, An Essay in Local History, Tony Storey, 1977
  4. ^ Lound Village Design Statement

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