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Posted by David Jack, Sunday, November 17, 2002

Having changed my area of work from North to West Yorkshire I now very often come across the word /term `ROYD`, i.e. MytholmROYD, ROYDs Mill, Westroyd etc. Anyone know of the origin of this word?
Reply posted by NY, Thursday, November 21, 2002

I am told it means a clearing in woodlands and is an old english word. I am not sure that is now used in the correct way though, I once saw a road called Wood Royd.....