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In 1822, the following places were in


the Parish of Romaldkirk:


"ARNGILL, a farm house in the township of Lunedale and parish of Romaldkirk; 8 miles W. of Romaldkirk, 5 miles from Barnard Castle, (Dur.) 8 from Gretabridge."


"BIRTLE, in the parish of Romaldkirk, and dale of Lunedale, 16 miles WNW. of Barnard Castle."


"BOWBANK, in the parish of Romaldkirk, wapentake of Gilling West, and liberty of Richmondshire; 3¼ miles WNW. of Romaldkirk, 9 miles NW. of Barnard Castle."


"CORN PARK, in the township of Cotherston, and parish of Romaldkirk; 1½ miles S. of Romaldkirk, 6½ miles from Barnardcastle, (Dur.) 9½ from Richmond."


"COTHERSTONE, in the parish of Romaldkirk, wapentake of Gilling West, and liberty of Richmondshire; 2 miles SSE. of Romaldkirk, 4 miles NW. of Barnard Castle. Pleasantly situated upon the banks of the Tees, near which is the remains of a castle, once the property of the Fitzhugh family, now in the possession of Mr. Hutchinson, of Hall Garth hill. Here are three chapels for Divine worship, one of each belonging to the Independents, Methodists, and Society of Friends; likewise two boarding schools, chiefly occupied by boarders from London. Also a free school for twenty-five poor children, supported by Mr. Charles Waistell, a gentleman of London. Population, 706."


"CRAGG, (or Crag) a farm house in the township of Lartington, and parish of Romaldkirk; 5 miles from Barnardcastle, (Dur.) 6 from Gretabridge."


"CROSSTHWAITE, 3 farm houses (West, Middle and East) in the township of Holwick, and parish of Romaldkirk; 11 miles from Barnardcastle, (Dur.)"


"DEEPDALE, in the parish of Romaldkirk, wapentake of Gilling West and liberty of Richmondshire; 1 mile WSW. of Barnard Castle."


"DOE PARK HALL, or LEDGARD HALL, (the seat of William Hutchinson, Esq.) in the township of Hunderthwaite, and parish of Romaldkirk; 1¼ miles SSE. of Romaldkirk, 4 miles from Barnardcastle, (Dur.)"


"EAST BRISCOE, (and West Briscoe) in the parish of Romaldkirk, wapentake of Gilling West, and liberty of Richmondshire; 1¾ miles SSW. of Romaldkirk, 7 miles WNW of Barnard Castle; a small hamlet in the township of Cotherston."


"EASTFIELD, a farm house in the township of Mickleton, and parish of Romaldkirk; 7 miles from Barnardcastle, (Dur.)"


"GRASSHOLME, in the parish of Romaldkirk, and dale of Lune Dale, 4¼ miles W. of Romaldkirk, 10 miles NW. of Barnard Castle."


"GREENGATES, a farm house in the township of Lunedale, and parish of Romaldkirk; 3¾ miles WNW. of Romaldkirk, 10 miles from Barnardcastle, (Durham.)"


"HAGWORM HALL, a farm house in the parish of Romaldkirk, wapentake of Gilling West, & liberty of Richmondshire ; 8 miles W. of Barnard Castle."


"HOLWICK, in the parish of Romaldkirk, wapentake of Gilling West, and liberty of Richmondshire; 6¼ miles WNW. of Romaldkirk, 11 miles NW. of Barnard Castle. Pop. 201."


"HUNDERTHWAITE, in the parish of Romaldkirk, wapentake of Gilling West, and liberty of Richmondshire; ¾ mile SW. of Romaldkirk, 6 miles NW. of Barnard Castle. Pop. 313."


"HURY, (or Hurry) a farm house in the parish of Romaldkirk, wapentake of Gilling West, & liberty of Richmondshire; 7 miles WNW. of Barnard Castle. Population included with Hundersthwaite."


"KELTON, a farm house in the township of Mickleton and parish of Romaldkirk, wapentake of Gilling West, and liberty of Richmondshire; 4¾ miles WSW. of Romaldkirk, 13 miles W. of Barnard Castle."


"LAITHKIRK, a farm house in the township of Lunedale, and parish of Romaldkirk; 2¾ miles WNW. of Romaldkirk, 11 miles NW of Barnardcastle. Here is a Chapel to Romaldkirk.

This chapel, according to Dr. Whitaker, appears to have originally been at Thorngarth, which had probably been dilapidated, when the family of the Fitzhughs gave a barn or laith for public worship, which denominates the present chapel Laithkirk. -The rector of Romaldkirk allows a stipend of 20L. per annum to the curate. -Bacon."


"LARTINGTON, in the parish of Romaldkirk. wapentake of Gilling West, and liberty of Richmondshire; 3 miles SSE. of Romaldkirk, 2 miles WNW. of Barnard Castle, a neat rural village, the houses on one side having gardens before them, inclosed by pales, and on the other side a spacious green, shaded by lofty trees. At the foot of the village stands Lartington hall, the seat and residence of Henry Witham, Esq. the proprietor of the village, and the lord of the manor. This is an ancient stone building, in a well wooded and pleasingly diversified park, terminating on the banks of the Tees. The Catholic chapel of the hall is one of the most handsome in the kingdom, and contains one of the best paintings in imitation of sculpture extant; it is a crucifix, executed by Le Brun, in so masterly a manner, as to deceive the most able connoisseurs. Here is a Free School, endowed with 20. a year, by the present lord of the manor. Population, 243.

At Lartington was formerly a chantry of our Lady, probably founded by the Fitzhughs from whom the Maire family can trace their descent, although this manor appears, from Whitaker's Yorkshire, to have come to them by purchase, the chantry was valued (37, Henry VIII.) at 5L. 6s. 8d. per annum."


"LONTON, a farm house in the township of Holwick, and parish of Romaldkirk, wapentake of Gilling West, and liberty of Richmondshire; 3 miles WNW. of Romaldkirk, 9 miles NW. of Barnard Castle. Mr. Charles Raine, the bailiff of Lord Strathmore, is the principal inhabitant."


"LOUPSIDE, (or Loupshouse) a farm house in the township of Lartington and parish of Romaldkirk, wapentake of Gilling West, 4 miles W. of Barnard Castle."


"LUNEDALE, in the parish of Romaldkirk, wapentake of Gilling West, and liberty of Richmondshire; 4¼ miles W. of Romaldkirk, 7 miles WNW. of Barnard Castle: includes the whole of Lune Dale, running westward from the river Tees to the confines of the county next to Westmoreland, and contains the following straggling hamlets; and a Chapel of Ease to the parish church, situated at Laith, hence called Laith Chapel, of which the Rev. J. Thompson, A.M. is the curate. Pop. 265."


"MICKLETON, in the parish of Romaldkirk, wapentake of Gilling West, and liberty of Richmondshire; 2 miles WNW. of Romaldkirk, 8 miles NW. of Barnard Castle. Pop. 356."


"NABY, a small hamlet, in the parish of Romaldkirk, wapentake of Gilling West and liberty of Richmondshire; 2¾ miles SSE. of Romaldkirk, 8 miles WNW. of Barnard Castle."


"NETTLEPOT, 2 farm houses in the township of Lunedale, and parish of Romaldkirk; 4½ miles W. of Romaldkirk, 7 miles from Barnard castle, (Dur.)"


"SCOON BANK, in the parish of Romaldkirk, wapentake of Gilling West; 6 miles WNW. of Barnard Castle."


"THRING GARTH, a farm house in the township of Lunedale, and parish of Romaldkirk; 10 miles from Barnardcastle, (Dur.)."


"THRINGARTH HILL, a single house in the parish of Romaldkirk, and dale of Lune Dale, 12 miles WNW. of Barnard Castle."


"THWAITE HALL, a farm house in the township of Hunderthwaite, and parish of Romaldkirk; 1½ miles SE. of Romaldkirk, 6 miles from Barnardcastle, (Dur.)"


"UNTHANK, a farm house in the township of Holwick, and parish of Romaldkirk; 9 miles from Gretabridge, 11 from Barnardcastle, (Dur.)"


"WAYBILL, in the parish of Romaldkirk, & wapentake of Gilling West; 7 miles W. of Barnard Castle."


"WEMMERGILL HALL, (a Shooting-box of the Earl of Strathmore) in the township of Lunedale, and parish of Romaldkirk; 5¾ miles W. of Romaldkirk, 14 miles from Barnardcastle, (Dur.) 17 from Gretabridge."


"WESTFIELD, a single house in the township of Mickleton, and parish of Romaldkirk; 2½ miles WNW. of Romaldkirk, 8 miles from Barnardcastle, (Dur.)"


"WOODEN CROFT, (an Academy) in the township of Hunderthwaite, and parish of Romaldkirk; 6 miles from Barnardcastle, (Dur.) 9 from Gretabridge."


"WYTHES HILL, 2 farm houses in the-township of Lunedale, and parish of Romaldkirk; 4½ miles W. of Romaldkirk, 12 miles from Barnardcastle, (Dur.), 15 from Gretabridge."

[Description(s) edited mainly from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson. 2010]


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