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Roydon

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"ROYDON, a parish partly in the hundred of WALTHAM, but chiefly in that of HARLOW, county of ESSEX, 4½ miles (W. by S.) from Harlow, containing 796 inhabitants. The living is a discharged vicarage, in the archdeaconry of Middlesex, and diocese of London, rated in the king's books at £12, endowed with £200 private benefaction, and £200 parliamentary grant, and in the patronage of the Hon. W. T. L. P. Wellesley. The church is dedicated to St. Peter. John Manning, in 1768, founded a free school, and endowed it with a house and lands for teaching the children of the parish. Here is still standing the curious ancient gateway of the mansion of Nether Hall, demolished about 1773." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) - copyright Mel Lockie 2016]

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Census

  • Census returns are available from the usual sources for 1841-1911, which includes most copies held at the ERO, Wharf Rd, Chelmsford. More information on other ways to view these census returns on the Essex
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Church History

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

  • Roydon was a member of the Harlow Hundred

You can see the administrative areas in which Roydon has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TL407102 (Lat/Lon: 51.772796, 0.037841), Roydon which are provided by:

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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Roydon was a member of the Epping Poor Law Union