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Royston, Hertfordshire

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Royston, Hertfordshire

Royston is a town and civil parish in the District of North Hertfordshire and county of Hertfordshire in England. It is situated on the Greenwich Meridian, which brushes the town's eastern boundary, and at the northernmost apex of the county on the same latitude as towns such as Milton Keynes and Ipswich. It is located 43 miles north of central London in a rural area.
DistrictNorth Hertfordshire
Post townROYSTON
Administrative CountyHertfordshire
Traditional CountyCambridgeshire / Hertfordshire
OS GridTL3541
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityHertfordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHertfordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHertfordshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Dialling code01763
Population14,570 (2001)

Other names by which Royston, Hertfordshire has been known in the past

Roises Crosse ~ Roiston

Royston, Hertfordshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

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.

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