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Abbey Church of St Mary, Romsey

Description: Abbey Church of St Mary

Grade: I
Date Listed: 28 August 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 139430

OS Grid Reference: SU3509321257
OS Grid Coordinates: 435093, 121257
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9897, -1.5014

Location: 2 Church Road, Romsey, Hampshire SO51 8EP

Locality: Romsey
Local Authority: Test Valley Borough Council
County: Hampshire
Country: England
Postcode: SO51 8EP

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Listing Text

SU 3521 4/38 28.8.51. Abbey Church of St Mary


Probable foundation 907 by Edward the Elder. Reconstituted by Edgar 967
and dedicated to St Mary and St Eldrida, The existing building dates mainly
from C12, rebuilding continuing probably until circa 1230. Built of stone
from Chilmark. Romsey Road outside west wall of south transept; C13 wall
painting. (See VCH).
The churchyard has a broad central walk lined with pollarded trees and forms
a pleasant garden space close to the town. Arrangement of the churchyard
and approach to the church from the east are both excellent.

Listing NGR: SU3611221569

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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