Romaldkirk

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Romaldkirk
Romaldkirk.jpg
Romaldkirk village green
Romaldkirk is located in County Durham
Romaldkirk
Romaldkirk
 Romaldkirk shown within County Durham
Population 169 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference NY994220
Unitary authority County Durham
Ceremonial county County Durham
Region North East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Barnard Castle
Postcode district DL12 9
Police Durham
Fire County Durham and Darlington
Ambulance North East
EU Parliament North East England
UK Parliament Bishop Auckland
List of places
UK
England
County Durham

Coordinates: 54°35′37″N 2°00′38″W / 54.59358°N 2.01049°W / 54.59358; -2.01049

Romaldkirk is a village in Teesdale, County Durham, in the Pennines of England. The village lies within the historic boundaries of the North Riding of Yorkshire.

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.

Thomas Page, the engineer, grew up in Romaldkirk.[2]

The architects Maxwell Fry and Jane Drew are buried near the village church.

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.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 7 July 2015. 
  2. ^ Stanley Smith, ‘Page, Thomas (1803–1877)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 accessed 2 May 2011
  3. ^ http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-111337-church-of-st-romald-romaldkirk. Retrieved 3 March 2016.