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Romaldkirk Parish, 1848


ROMALD-KIRK (St. Romald), a parish, in the union of Teesdale, wapentake of Gilling-West, N. riding of York; containing, with the townships of Cotherstone, Holwick, Hunderthwaite, Lartington, Lune, and Mickleton, 2,379 inhabitants, of whom 338 are in Romald-Kirk township, 6 miles (N.W.) from Barnard Castle. This is a very extensive parish, occupying the extreme north-western portion of Yorkshire, bounded on the north-east by the county of Durham, and on the south-west by that of Westmorland. It stretches from the immediate vicinity of Barnard-Castle, along the bank of the Tees, to the source of that river; the district embraces numerous romantic features, and is diversified by lofty acclivities and pleasant streams. The township of Romald-Kirk comprises about 1470 acres of land, mostly cultivated. The village is neat, built round a verdant green, and is a polling-place for the election of the parliamentary representatives of the riding. Cattle-fairs are held on the first Thursday in April and in September. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £58. 14. 2.; net income, £773, with a handsome rectory-house; patron, J. Bowes, Esq. The tithes were commuted for land, under an inclosure act, in 1811. The church is an ancient cruciform structure, with a large square tower crowned by pinnacles, and contains several monuments. There is a chapel at Laith-Kirk. John Parkin, in 1682, bequeathed £300, now producing £20 per annum, for instruction; and in 1698, an hospital for six pensioners was founded by William Hutchinson.

Extract from: A Topographical Dictionary of England comprising the several counties, cities, boroughs, corporate and market towns, parishes, and townships..... 7th Edition, by Samuel Lewis, London, 1848.

Romaldkirk Civil Parish Parts of Yorkshire now in County Durham and Tees Valley Cotherstone Romaldkirk Lunedale Township, 1848 Holwick Hunderthwaite Lartington, 1848
Romaldkirk
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Romaldkirk
- Overview About Romaldkirk Map Street View   Romaldkirk is a village in Teesdale, County Durham, in the Pennines of England. The village lies within the historic boundaries of the North ...
Hunderthwaite
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Hunderthwaite
- Hunderthwaite is a hamlet in County Durham, historically part of the North Ridings of Yorkshire. HUNDERTHWAITE, a township, in the parish of Romald-Kirk, union of Teesdale, wapentake of Gilling-West, N. ...
Cotherstone
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Cotherstone
- Overview About Cotherstone Map Street View Cotherstone is a village in County Durham which is situated near the confluence of the River Balder and the River Tees. Cotherstone is located ...
Holwick
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Holwick
- Overview About Holwick Map Street View Holwick is a village in County Durham, located about two and a half miles north-west of Middleton-in-Teesdale. Historically it was part of the North ...
Lartington, 1848
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Lartington, 1848
- LARTINGTON, a township, in the parish of Romald-Kirk, union of Teesdale, wapentake of GillingWest, N. riding of York, 2½ miles (W.N.W.) from Barnard-Castle; containing 188 inhabitants. This place, which is ...
Lunedale Township, 1848
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Lunedale Township, 1848
- LUNE-DALE, a township, in the parish of RomaldKirk, union of Teesdale, wapentake of Gilling-West, N. riding of York, 11 miles (N.W. by W.) from Barnard-Castle; containing 339 inhabitants. This is ...

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