Royon is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region of France.
Geography [ edit ]
Royon is located 10 miles (16 km) east of
Montreuil-sur-Mer on the D130 road, in the valley of the Créquoise river.
Population [ edit ]
Census count starting from 1962: Population without duplicates
History [ edit ]
The slopes of hills in the region were blocked by thorny hedges of
créquiers, the wild plum, and these hedges were called royons 
The first mention of Royon is in 893 in Gallia Christiana. It is mentioned again in 1641 as 'Roion', and became 'Royon' in 1804.  
Map of Artois by Ortellius 1576.
Places of interest [ edit ]
The church of St.Germain, dating from the sixteenth century.
 The Louis XV château, destroyed in May 1944.
The present day château, home of the current mayor.
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ Balandra E. : Les rideaux ou royons picards aux XIIIe et XIVe, Bull. Soc. d' émulation d'Abbeville, 1980-XXIV, p. 757-763.
^ Gallia Christiana, XIV, p. 413, col A.
^ Dufetelle A. : Le Marquenterre, Monographie de Quend, Imp. Nouvelle, Abbeville, 1907.
^ Rodière R. : Dictionnaire épigraphique du Pas de Calais, Sède Ed., Arras, 1937
External links [ edit ]
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Louis XV château, before World War II
Tombstone of the de Bryas family
Transcription of words and symbols on the tombstone