Place:Roydon (near Diss), Norfolk, England

NameRoydon (near Diss)
Alt namesRagadonasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 193
Raghedunasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 193
Regadonasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 193
Reidunasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 193
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.381°N 1.081°E
Located inNorfolk, England
See alsoDiss Hundred, Norfolk, Englandhundred in which it was located
Guiltcross Rural, Norfolk, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1902
Depwade Rural, Norfolk, Englandrural district in which it was located 1902-1974
South Norfolk District, Norfolk, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

NOTE: There is a second place named Roydon (near King's-Lynn) in Norfolk near the body of water known as The Wash.

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Roydon is a village and civil parish in the county of Norfolk, England, about a mile west of Diss. It covers an area of 5.54 km2 (2.14 sq mi) and had a population of 2,358 in 981 households at the 2001 census, the population increasing to 2,457 at the 2011 Census.

It is mentioned in 1035 as "Rygedune", and as "Regadona" and "Regheduna" in the Domesday Book of 1086, and later in 1242 as "Reydon". In 1603 there were 124 communicants, and in 1736 there were 60 families, totalling 240 souls. In 1736 Francis Blomefield, in his History of Norfolk, reported that it was assessed for tax at 630 and a half pounds.

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