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Romsey Abbey

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A panorama taken from the nave of Romsey Abbey. The picture reveals the abbey interior, mostly plain stonework with tall, stained glass windows. You can also see the church baptism font.


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Romsey Abbey is found in Romsey, and dates back to 907AD when nuns settled here during the reign of King Edward the Elder. The first stone church was built here around 1000 AD and construction of the present church building began in 1120-1140 with the construction of the Choir, Transepts, a Lady Chapel at the East end and first three bays of the Nave. A fourth bay was added to the nave between 1150-1180.

England has undergone many conflicts in the intervening centuries parts of Romsey Abbey have been altered, destroyed and rebuilt. By the 18C it was in a state of neglect. Since the 19C the church has been gradually rennovated and restored.

Romsey Abbey is close to both Winchester and Southampton, just beyond the northeast corner of the New Forest in Hampsire.


The Parish Office
Romsey Abbey
SO51 8EN


Romsey is 8 miles (13 km) northwest of Southampton (A3057 road) and 11 miles (18 km) south-west of Winchester (A3090 road).

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