"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]
See also Roydon near Diss.
- In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Lynn Norfolk, in the archdeaconry of Norwich.
- The parish church is dedicated to All Saints.
- Church of All Saints
- Description, services, etc.
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.
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Roydon to another place.
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.
- 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:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- Old Maps Online
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)
These figures are from the population tables which were produced after the 10-yearly national censuses. The "Families" heading includes families and single occupiers.
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.