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Reydon, Suffolk

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Reydon, Suffolk

Reydon is a village and civil parish, 1.0 mile north-west from Southwold and 2.5 miles south east of Wangford in Waveney District and the ceremonial county of Suffolk in England. It has a population of 2,567. The name probably means Rye Hill, Rey meaning rye and -don being an old English word for hill or rise. The village is close to the cliffs at Easton Bavents, and like the lost village of Easton, it was established before Southwold was. The parish church is St Margaret of Antioch.
DistrictWaveney
Post townSOUTHWOLD
Administrative CountySuffolk
Traditional CountySuffolk
OS GridTM4978
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEastern
CountryEngland
Police AuthoritySuffolk
Fire and Rescue AuthoritySuffolk
Fire and Rescue AuthoritySuffolk
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Dialling code01502
Population2,567 (2001)
 

Other names by which Reydon, Suffolk has been known in the past

Rienduna

Reydon, Suffolk in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Reydon, par. and vil., Suffolk, 6½ miles E. of Halesworth, 2727 ac., pop. 307; P.O.; near vil. is Reydon Hall, seat.

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