Romanby shown within North Yorkshire
Population 6,177 
OS grid referenceSE361927
Shire countyNorth Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post town Northallerton
Postcode district DL7
Dialling code 01609
Police North Yorkshire
Fire North Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK ParliamentRichmond
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Coordinates: 54°19′44″N 1°26′38″W / 54.3288°N 1.4440°W / 54.3288; -1.4440

Romanby is a village and civil parish in the Hambleton district of North Yorkshire, England. Romanby is situated just south-west of Northallerton, and at the 2001 UK census had a population of 6,051, increasing to 6,177 at the 2011 Census.[1]

The name Romanby suggests that the village dates from Roman times, but in fact it is thought to derive from the Viking name Hromund.

The Community of Romanby is served by Romanby Primary School. The local secondary school and sixth form is Northallerton School.

'The Golden Lion' is a Pub that lies at the heart of Romanby village.

Romanby Church was demolished in 1523 on the orders of the Bishop of Durham, Thomas Wolsey. Romanby now has two churches, St James' Church (built in 1882) and Romanby Methodist Church.

Romanby Golf Course lies on the outskirts of Romanby, it has an 18-hole course, floodlit driving range and a clubhouse.

Northallerton Town Football Club is located in Romanby

A self-contained village, it boasts two shops, post office, dentist, hairdressers and a pub

The Redmire branch line passes over a bridge just on the outskirts of Romanby Village on its way up to Wensleydale from Northallerton. No scheduled passenger trains have run on this stretch of line since the early 1950s, but a bus service operates from Northallerton railway station to Leeming Bar railway station where the Wensleydale Railway currently terminates.

Packhorse bridge across Willow Beck at Romanby

North Yorkshire County council offices stand between Romanby village and Northallerton on what was previously a racecourse. Designed by the York architect Walter Brierley for the North Riding council the main building was constructed in 1904–14 in two storeys of ashlar and red brick to a square courtyard plan, with a 15 bay frontage by 23 bay returns. It is a grade II* listed building.[2]


An electoral ward in the same name exists. This ward does not cover all the parish and had a total population at the 2011 Census of 3,946.[3]


  1. "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 31 July 2015.
  2. Historic England. "COUNTY HALL (1150967)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 10 December 2013.
  3. "Ward population 2015". Retrieved 31 July 2015.

Media related to Romanby at Wikimedia Commons Romanby has an impressive war memorial, details of those that died can be found here: Romanby Online War Memorial

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