This village and parish lies 8 miles north of Bourne, south of Sleaford on the A15 trunk road. Aslackby parish lies to the south, Folkingham to the north, and Sempringham to the east. The parish covers only 1,136 acres.
The centre of Laughton is 1.5 miles south of Folkingham. If you are planning a visit:
The village is too small to appear on many modern maps.
In the 1086 Domesday Book, the village name is rendered as Loctone, from the Old English loc+tun meaning "enclosure that can be locked". [A. D. Mills, "A Dictionary of English Place-Names," Oxford University Press, 1991]