Roydon, South Norfolk

Roydon, South Norfolk
Roydon, South Norfolk
 Roydon, South Norfolk shown within Norfolk
Area  5.54 km2 (2.14 sq mi)
Population 2,457 
    density  444/km2 (1,150/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTM097803
    London  102.6 mi 
Civil parishRoydon, South Norfolk
DistrictSouth Norfolk
Shire countyNorfolk
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post town DISS
Postcode district IP22
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
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Coordinates: 52°22′52″N 1°04′52″E / 52.381°N 1.081°E / 52.381; 1.081

Signpost in Roydon

Roydon is a small village, parish and electoral ward 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,[1] the population of both parish and ward increasing to 2,457 at the 2011 Census.[2]

Roydon St Remigius

It is mentioned in 1035 as Rygedune, and as Regadona and Regheduna in the Domesday Book, and later in 1242 as Reydon.[3] In 1603 there were 124 communicants, and in 1736 there were 60 families, totalling 240 souls. In 1736 it was assessed for tax at 630 and a half pounds.[4]

It also has a small village primary school, Roydon Primary that teaches 200 pupils from 4 to 11, Reception to Year 6 (Kindergarten to 5th Grade).

Its church, St Remigius, is one of 124 existing round-tower churches in Norfolk. The dedication day was kept on the first of October, being the day of his translation.[4]


  1. "Roydon parish information". South Norfolk Council. 23 March 2009. Retrieved 20 June 2009.
  2. "Parish/Ward population 2011". Retrieved 9 September 2015.
  3. Ekwall, Eilert, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford, Oxford University Press, 4th edition, 1960. p. 395. ISBN 0198691033.
  4. 1 2 Blomefield, Francis (c. 1736). History of Norfolk. 1. London (published c. 1806).
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