Romaldkirk village green
Romaldkirk shown within County Durham
|OS grid reference|
|Unitary authority||County Durham|
|Ceremonial county||County Durham|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Post town||Barnard Castle|
|Postcode district||DL12 9|
|Fire||County Durham and Darlington|
|EU Parliament||North East England|
|UK Parliament||Bishop Auckland|
It is thought that the name might be derived from St. Rumwold, a little-known Saxon saint who is said to have preached the Gospel after his baptism as an infant; his resting place is recorded as being in Buckingham. The village church at Strixton, Northamptonshire is unusually dedicated to him.
The village was formerly served by Romaldkirk railway station.
The church is a Grade 1 listed building, containing surviving sections of Anglo-Saxon walls either side of the chancel arch, as well as a late medieval rood stair, a stone tomb effigy of Hugh Fitz Henry (who died on campaign with Edward I in 1305) in chain mail, a 12th-century font, and a pulpit (originally part of a three decker) from the early 18th century.
- "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 7 July 2015.
- Stanley Smith, ‘Page, Thomas (1803–1877)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 accessed 2 May 2011
- http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-111337-church-of-st-romald-romaldkirk. Retrieved 3 March 2016.
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