This is the Thomas W. Laundon Home at 307 West Avenue, in Elyria, Ohio, in the United States. Photograph © Brian Beckstein.

The name LAUNDON can be traced back long before the first one emigrated to America. A village in Lincolnshire, England called Threekingham was originally named Laundon back in the year 869 or 870 and only changed its name after a bloody battle there.

There is a Laundon Road and Laundon Lane in Threekingham - also a Laundon Hall. Two towns In Leicestershire, in England, have streets named Laundon. There is Laundon Close and Laundon Way in Groby and Laundon Way in Whetstone. There's also a Laundon Street in Elyria, Ohio. Thanks to the kind people of Threekingham and the current owner of Laundon Hall, I have presented a few images of the village on this page.

The Thomas W.Laundon Home in Elyria, Ohio © Nyttend.

This was the Laundon Home in 1904. In those days it was the residence of E.E.Williams. This is the Thomas W. Laundon Home at 307 West Avenue, in Elyria, Ohio, which is in the National Register of Historic Buildings in the United States.

My sincere thanks to the present owners of Laundon Hall in Threekingham, Lincolnshire, for allowing me on to their property to take a series of photographs.

Another view of the front of Laundon Hall in Threekingham.

Laundon Hall from Laundon Road in Threekingham. You can just see, on the wall next to the gate, the Laundon Hall plaque which can also be viewed, in a slightly larger size, in the right hand column.

The Whalebone Archway, at the entrance to the hall, was made from the jaw bone of a whale and was erected to commemorate a 19th Century whaling expedition by a member of the Cragg family.

The Parish Church of St. Peter in Laundon Road, Threekingham. The Cragg Family, the original owners of Laundon Hall, are buried in the church yard cemetery.

The Laundon House Clinic in Sleaford, which is just a few miles away from Threekingham, was set to close in September 24th, 2016, but I now understand it has been turned into private apartments.


All photographs on this page are copyright © Stan Laundon unless otherwise stated and must not be copied, or used in any way, without prior permission. Thanks to Nyttend for the use of his photograph which can be seen in detail on the Wikimedia site and credit, also, to Brian Beckstein, of Elyria, Ohio for his photograph of the Laundon Home which was taken at my request. You can enjoy more photographs from Brian on Flickr.

The Google monkey on this page was created by Dave Sutton graphics and free 3D animated gifs for web sites.