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Romaldkirk, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Romaldkirk, a village, a township, and a parish in N.R. Yorkshire. The village stands on the river Tees, at the boundary with Durham, 5 miles NW of Barnard Castle, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Darlington, and a station on the N.E.R. Fairs for cattle are heldi on the first Thursday of April and Oct. The township comprises 1371 acres; population, 287; of the ecclesiastical parish, 1811. The parish contains also the townships of Cotherston, Hunderthwaite, and Lartington, and extends to the boundary with Westmorland. The manor belongs to the rector. Much of the land is moor and mountain, and excellent flagstones are quarried. The living is a rectory, with Cotherston annexed, in the diocese of Ripon; gross value, £800 with residence. Patron, the Earl of Strathmore. The church ia Early English, consists of chancel, nave, transepts, and a pinnacled tower, and contains a fine piscina and a monument of 1320 to Sir H. Fitzhugh. There are an endowed parochial and free school, a public library, almshouses for six persons, and other charities. The vicarage of Laithkirk is a separate benefice, and consists of the townships of Mickleton, Lnne, and Holwick, which were detached from the parish of Romaldkirk. The vicarage is in the patronage of the rector of Romaldkirk. Cotherston and Hunderthwaite have each a parish council of five members.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyYorkshire 
Ecclesiastical parishRomald-Kirk St. Romald 
Poor Law unionTeesdale 

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