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Romaldkirk village main street
Romaldkirk is located in County Durham
Location within County Durham
Population169 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceNY994220
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBarnard Castle
Postcode districtDL12
FireCounty Durham and Darlington
AmbulanceNorth East
UK Parliament
List of places
County Durham
54°35′37″N 2°00′38″W / 54.59358°N 2.01049°W / 54.59358; -2.01049Coordinates: 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. The village lies within the historic boundaries of the North Riding of Yorkshire, but has been administered by County Durham since 1974.

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, and famous farmer Hannah Hauxwell 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]


  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. ^ Retrieved 3 March 2016.