at the side of the B1248, Lund is a picturesque Village
established around the Village green. There now stands on the
green an old water pump and stone trough filled with flowers which
forms a focal point on the green as well as being a permanent
reminder of days gone by.
On the Green also stands the
old market cross. The stone shaft would have been the centre of
the trade market, which was held every Thursday in the village
square many years ago. When erected the shaft had a stone ball
fixed to the top of it which was lost to schoolboy vandals some
earlier this year on the 'Cockpit' part of the Green, the felling
of the old trees took place however these have since been replaced
with a single tree.
In years gone by Lund was self
sufficient with its own grocers shop, tailors and shoe makers.
Today the local landlord of The Wellington Inn does the only
trade. Just down from the pub is a grade II listed building, a
traditional red painted telephone kiosk! This is one of only five
in the Beverley Borough. Also preserved is the village
blacksmith's shop, which is now the bus shelter. The fire and
chimney breast have been incorporated into the brick building as a
reminder of trades man who once worked and lived in Lund.
Manor House, built in the 18th Century, now occupies
the site of the old Hall and there are a large number of palatial
looking new properties being built in the village giving it an air
of wealth. The original properties are quaint rows of cottages and
detached cottages standing in traditional cottage gardens.
Saints Church stands quietly at the side of the village
green in the centre of the village. Parts of the church date back
to the 14th Century although it was extensively
restored in Victorian times.
It watches over its
parishioners and over the small children who attend at the
recently opened Macdonalds Farm Nursery.