Lunt is a small village in
the borough of Sefton
in Merseyside, England, close to
Village and to the west of Maghull and is in
the L29 postcode.
The name derives from either the Old Norse
or the Old Swedish
, 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. The town was first documented in 1251 in
the Chartulary of Cockersand Abbey, where it was referred to as "de
Residents are considering changing its name to tackle vandals who
alter signs in the village. Roadsigns in Lunt have been repeatedly
targeted by vandals who change the "L" to a "C"
. A similar situation has arisen in the
Austrian town of Fucking, where the
town sign has been repeatedly stolen.
However, as in
Fucking, certain residents have been reluctant towards a name
change, perceiving it as an erosion of the town's heritage. A
proposed revision of the name is Launt, which would be pronounced
in the same way.