Romaldkirk


 

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.

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.

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- "The village of Romaldkirk lies about 6 miles to the north-west of Barnard Castle. Until the 19th century it was the centre of a huge parish covering much of Teesdale ...

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