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Richmond in North Yorkshire, the first of all Richmonds
The market town of Richmond - from the Norman French 'riche-monte' meaning 'strong hill' - has grown up around the Norman Castle which still dominates the town today.
The building of the castle as a military stronghold commenced in 1071 on land gifted to Alan Rufus (the Red) of Brittany by his kinsman William the Conqueror as reward for his part in the victory over King Harold, and his subsequent support of William as one of his most trusted advisers.
More information about Richmond, North Yorkshire can be found in the Richmond Online Guide to Richmond.
Through this section, we're attempting to create a full list of all villages, towns and cities throughout the world named Richmond. Considered opinon says there are 57 Richmonds of the world - so far we have documented 48! If you have any information about any other Richmonds please let us know by emailing .
Richmond, North Yorkshire was the first town to be called Richmond. It is the Mother of All Richmonds.
The second was Richmond, Surrey - in 1485 Henry VII held the title of Earl of Richmond - he re-named his royal palace at Sheen.
Richmond, Virginia USA is the third.