The village dates back well over a thousand years. It is recorded in the Domesday Book of 1066, but the village pre-dates even this. The original Anglo Saxon name was Sidsterne, which means “large estate”, from the Old English “sid” meaning broad or extensive and “sterne” meaning property
In the 16th century Syderstone Hall was the home of Sir John Robsart, Sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk, and his daughter, Amy, whose initials are still to be seen in the churchyard gate and over the entrance to the Norman church tower. The present village hall is named after her. In 1549 Amy Robsart married Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, and her mysterious death in 1560 led to suspicion that she had been murdered so that Robert might marry Elizabeth I - a suspicion which became the subject of Sir Walter Scott's novel “Kenilworth”.
The present day village hall is named after Amy Robsart, and is still very much in use for Parish Council meetings and village social occasions.