One of the county's most northerly parishes (and home to our most northerly pub), Lound was recorded in Domesday as "Lunda". The focal centre is the Mardle [1], a large duck pond, good views of which can be had from inside the pub! A tower mill, built in 1837, has been converted into residential use. Another mill nearby has gone without trace. Traces of what are said to have been prehistoric or Roman-era Lake Dwellings have been found in the area.

A Starfish and QL type bombing decoy was operated in the east of the parish (at TM 525 991) to deflect enemy bombing from the naval base at Great Yarmouth. See Pastscape for more information.

[1] Mardle is a Suffolk dialect word for a conversation. Because cattle and other beasts would stop at a pond to drink when being driven, the drovers would stop and chat. So a mardle also came to mean a pond.


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The 1888 Kelly's Directory also lists a beer retailer called James Seeley (& shopkeeper).

The 1891 Census also lists Eliza Seeley (Table Beer Retailer, Street, pub not named, Head/Widow/71y/born Toft Moks, Norfolk) [General shopkeeper in 1881]

The 1891-92 White's Directory also lists 2 beer retailers called Amos Brooks & Mrs Eliza Seeley.

The 1900 Kelly's Directory also lists a beer retailer called Jonas Seeley.

The 1912 Kelly's Directory also lists 2 beer retailers called Arthur Burgess and George Majoram.

The 1916 Kelly's Directory also lists Arthur Burgess (Beer retailer, pub not named) [1911 C…


Some historical information from English Heritage's National Monuments Record.