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Roydon

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"ROYDON is a village and parish within the purlieus of the borough and peculiar jurisdiction of Castle-Rising, 6 miles E.N.E. of Lynn, comprising 174 inhabitants, 526A. of enclosed land, and several 100 acres of an extensive heath, stretching hence to Castle-Rising and Grimstone[.] Mrs., and the Hon. F.G. Howard, own the manor, and are patrons of the CHURCH, which is dedicated to All Saints, and is a rectory, valued in the King's Book at £5, and consolidated with Castle-Rising. The Rectory House, occupied by the curate, was built in 1840, and the church was repaired in 1844. In 1454, a large and beautiful manor-house, called the Rey, built by the Wodehouse family, was pulled down, in consequence of a disputed claim between John Wodehouse and Thomas Danyel, Esqrs. This parish participates in the benefits of the Hospital at Castle-Rising. " [William White History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

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See also Roydon near Diss.

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Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Lynn Norfolk, in the archdeaconry of Norwich.
  • The parish church is dedicated to All Saints.
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Church History

Church of All Saints
Description, services, etc.
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Church Records

Marriages 1721-1837
See Phillimore's Marriage Registers, Volume 9.
Marriages
These are included in Boyd's Marriage Index.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records

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Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1930 (and for the censuses from 1851 to 1901), Roydon was in Freebridge Lynn Registration District.

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

Roydon is in Freebridge Lynn 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

Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for Freebridge Lynn Registration District, 1836
and nearby places.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF704228 (Lat/Lon: 52.775874, 0.524081), Roydon which are provided by:

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Poor Houses, Poor Law

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Population

These figures are from the population tables which were produced after the 10-yearly national censuses. The "Families" heading includes families and single occupiers.

Year  Inhabited
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
18011826114
18111829137
18211821205
18313539174
184133--174
185139--190
Year  Inhabited
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
186142--196
18714749204
18814648186
18914243174
19014243165
1911--46174

There may be more people living in detached parts of the parish (if there were any) and, if so, the number may or may not be included in the figures above. It is quite difficult to be sure from the population tables.