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Royston is a town and civil parish in the District of North Hertfordshire located 43 miles north of central London and 13 miles south of Cambridge with a population of approximately 14600


History The town grew up at the crossing of two ancient thoroughfares, Ermine Street and the Icknield Way (cum Ashwell Street); the former was created after the Roman conquest, while the Icknield Way has long been accepted as a prehistoric routeway.  A cross, variously known as Royse's, Rohesia's, or Roisia's Cross, was erected by the crossroads at an unknown date. The cross gave the settlement its earliest name of Crux Roesia or Roisia's Cross. By the 14th century this had become Roisia's Town, Roiston or Royston.
Education Infant, Junior, Middle, Senior Schools form the Royston Schools Academy

C of E Parish Church

Trinity Life Church



Sports facilities

Garden Walk Football Pitch

The Heath - Royston Sports Club

Royston Leisure Centre


The Green Man; Old Crown

Old Bull Inn

The Boars Head

The Chequers


Lower Warren Guest House

The White Bear Lodge

Hillside House

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