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Romaldkirk village green
Romaldkirk is located in County Durham
 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
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, in the Pennines of England. It is historically located in the North Riding of Yorkshire but along with the rest of the former Startforth Rural District it was transferred to County Durham for administrative and ceremonial purposes on 1 April 1974, under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1972.

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.


  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