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North Riding
Romaldkirk village green
Grid reference: NY994220
Location: 54°35’37"N, 2°-0’38"W
Population: 169  (2011[1])
Post town: Barnard Castle
Postcode: DL12
Local Government
Council: County Durham
Bishop Auckland

Romaldkirk is a village and parish in the North Riding of Yorkshire, adjacent to the River Tees which forms the border with County Durham. The civil parish is equivalent to the township of the wider ancient parish which encompasses the entirety of the north-west of the North Riding.

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
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