Place:Roydon, Essex, England

Alt namesRuindunesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 104
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates51.767°N 0.05°E
Located inEssex, England
See alsoEpping Rural, Essex, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1955
Epping and Ongar Rural, Essex, Englandrural district of which it was part 1955-1974
Epping Forest (district), Essex, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
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source: Family History Library Catalog

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Roydon is a small village located in the Epping Forest district of the County of Essex, England. It is located 1.5 miles (2.4 km) west of Harlow, 3.5 miles (5.7 km) east of Hoddesdon and 4.6 miles (7.4 km) north-west of Epping.

It lies on the Stort Navigation and River Stort. The village is recorded in the Domesday Book as Ruindune and appears later as Reidona in c. 1130, as Reindon in 1204, and as Roindon in 1208.

The village has a village shop, Sub Post Office, Pharmacy and Church. The Church, St Peter's, dates from the Middle Ages and was given Grade I listed status on 20 February 1967.

The parish was part of the Epping Rural District from 1894 until 1955, the Epping and Ongar Rural District from 1955 to 1974, and since 1974 it has been located in the Epping Forest District of Essex. Part of the civil parish was transferred to Harlow New Town in 1955.

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