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St Michael, Ryston, Norfolk - geograph.org.uk - 1501435.jpg
St Michael's Church
Ryston is located in Norfolk
Ryston shown within Norfolk
Area 9.36 km2 (3.61 sq mi)
Population 178 
• Density 19/km2 (49/sq mi)
OS grid reference TF629011
Civil parish
  • Ryston
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district PE38
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
52°35′02″N 0°24′11″E / 52.58386°N 0.403061°E / 52.58386; 0.403061Coordinates: 52°35′02″N 0°24′11″E / 52.58386°N 0.403061°E / 52.58386; 0.403061

Ryston is a small village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. It once had its own railway station.

It covers an area of 9.36 km2 (3.61 sq mi) and had a population of 93 in 34 households at the 2001 census,[1] the population increasing to 178 at the 2011 census.[2] For the purposes of local government, it falls within the district of King's Lynn and West Norfolk.

Ryston Hall

St Michael's parish church dates from the 12th century and was restored in 1901. It is a grade II* listed building.[3]

Ryston Hall is a grade II* listed country house, built 1669-72 by the architect Sir Roger Pratt as his own home in 1669. It was later remodelled c.1780 by Sir John Soane and again by Anthony Salvin in 1867.[4] The formal gardens and woodland walks are open to the public several times a year. The grounds also contain one of the oak trees that are called Kett's Oak, and is associated with Kett's Rebellion of 1549.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes Archived 2017-02-11 at the Wayback Machine.. Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). Retrieved 20 June 2009.
  2. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 29 August 2015.
  3. ^ Historic England. "CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL (1077857)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 23 March 2014.
  4. ^ Historic England. "RYSTON HALL (1205569)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 23 March 2014.

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