Laughton-en-le-Morthen Parish Council serves the village of Laughton-en-le-Morthen along with the hamlets of Brookhouse, Slade Hooton, Carr and Newhall. Laughton-en-le-Morthen is a small dormitory village and civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham, lying to the south of Rotherham, South Yorkshire.
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Laughton-en-le-Morthen Parish Council was formed in 1994 after a decision was taken by the Boundaries Commission as a result of a public consultation process started in 1986, when parishioners requested the formation of their own parish.
Meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of every month (except August) and take place from 7pm in the Village Hall located on Firbeck Avenue, Laughton-en-le-Morthen. Documents relating to previous meetings can be found in the ‘Meetings & Minutes’ section of the website.
What’s in a name?
The origin of the village’s name has several theories. In the Doomsday Book the village name is ‘Lastone’, yet the Saxon name was ‘Law town’. The word ‘Morthen’ derives from the old norse term ‘Morthing’ meaning ‘a moorland district with a common assembly’. An alternative theory comes from the old French ‘en le Morthen’ word for ‘place of death’ . This theory is based on information that the area around Laughton-en-le-Morthen was part of the site of the Battle of Brunanburh around 937AD. This is commemorated in Celtic legend as the last chance to rgain the mainland from the Saxons...
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Mr Martin Gourley
5 Rectory Court
Tel: 01909 564311
Mobile: 07925 387963