Royston  Hertfordshire


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Royston like this:

Royston, market town and par. with ry. sta., partly in Cambridgeshire, but chiefly in Herts, 12½ miles NE. of Hitchin, 315 ac., pop. 1712; P.O., T.O, 2 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Wednesday. Royston had an Augustinian priory, founded in time of Henry II., and a royal hunting seat, built by James I. The church is the old church of the priory. There is considerable trade in malt and corn; 4 fairs are held yearly. Royston gives the title of viscount to the Earl of Hardwicke.

Royston through time

Royston is now part of North Hertfordshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how North Hertfordshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Royston itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Royston in North Hertfordshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 19th April 2024

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