"REYDON, a parish in the hundred of Blything, county Suffolk, 2 miles N.W. of Southwold, its post town. The village, which is of small extent, is situated near the coast, on the river Blyth, on which is a quay, where coal is imported, and corn and bark exported. It was formerly a market town, and has several small vessels belonging to the port. The great tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £410, and the vicarial for one of £218, with a glebe of 43 acres. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Norwich, value £220. The church, dedicated to St. Margaret, is an ancient structure with a lofty tower. The register dates from 1686. The parochial charities produce about £18 per annum. Reydon House is the principal residence. Above the quay was Wolsey's Bridge, said to have been built by the cardinal."
Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)