Blue Plaques of Royston

Important buildings and people in the history of Royston

By Tim Shepherd

Unlike the Blue Plaques put up and paid for by the London Boroughs, the first three plaques to appear in Royston (Town Hall, Market Hill Rooms and Royston Cave) were paid for by North Herts District Council, and the remainder have been paid for by the owners of the properties.

Many of the plaques are situated in the area immediately to the north of ‘Royston Cross’ and represent Royston’s relationship to King James 1st and his son Charles. Many of the buildings in this area still look the same externally as they did when James visited on his frequent hunting trips, indeed the jettied buildings pre-date James as he banned all jettied building!

Note that all the plaques have the town symbol of the Hooded Crow.

Click on the thumbnails below to browse through the gallery and read the information about each one given in the captions.

This page was added on 27/11/2010.

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