Royd (toponymy)

A royd (from the Old English rod) is a clearing (e.g. in a wood) or an area of land that has been fully cleared of vegetation and trees (a process sometimes referred to as "assarting") to make it fit for arable purposes.

Yorkshire Historical Dictionary

https://yorkshiredictionary.york.ac.uk/words/royd

1) A dialect spelling of rod, a word for an enclosed clearing or assart, often the work of an individual rather than the community as a whole.

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This page was last modified on 18 January 2019 and has been edited by Dave Pattern.

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