LUNT, a township, in the parish of Sefton, union and hundred of West Derby, S. division of the county of Lancaster, 7½ miles (N.) from Liverpool; containing 39 inhabitants. This small township anciently gave name to a family which had certain lands here by gift of Nicholas Blundell. It is supposed that the heiress of the Lunts married into the Molyneux family, and that the property thus descended to the earls of Sefton, whose ancestors have been from time immemorial the superior lords of the parish. The township lies to the west of the road between Liverpool and Ormskirk, and is separated from Altcar by the river Alt; it comprises 430 acres. The tithes have been commuted for £72, and the glebe consists of 4 acres.