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Population (2011) of Reydon: 2582.

Local licensing authority for Reydon is East Suffolk.

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About Reydon

The mother settlement to Southwold, originally known as Rissemere and recorded in Domesday as "Reinduna". The village appears on John Speed's 1610 map as "Roydon".

Today the village is mainly composed of modern housing separated from Southwold by Buss creek. The marshes extend from the southern end of the village down to the Blyth estuary. A new distribution centre was built in the parish by Adnams brewery in the early years of the century.

Blackshore Mill is a former drainage windmill on the bank of the Blyth. Sources differ as to when it was built; some suggest 1890, others 1850. Another mill is said to have stood at Reydon Quay.


Some historical information from English Heritage's National Monuments Record.