About 10,000 years ago, a glacier that had occupied the valley in Stonnall melted away and left several vestiges of its existence: the village pond, the brook, probably a lake in the upper part of the valley between Church Road and Main Street and a lake corresponding in size, shape and location to the Lynn Rectangle. There is, of course, no lake in Lynn, but if the place name really can be traced back to Celtic origins, it seems to point to a long-lost feature of the landscape. As the lake was a prominent feature of the landscape, the Old British/Welsh word for 'lake' - Lynn - was applied to it by the Celtic-speaking relatives of the hill fort builders. This descriptive name subsequently passed over as a place name to Anglo-Saxon newcomers during the Dark Age period. [The Lost Lake Of Stonnall - April 2009]