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Abbey Church of St Mary and St Ethelflaeda

A Grade I Listed Building in Romsey, Hampshire

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Latitude: 50.9897 / 50°59'22"N

Longitude: -1.5014 / 1°30'4"W

OS Eastings: 435093

OS Northings: 121257

OS Grid: SU350212

Mapcode National: GBR 757.Z35

Mapcode Global: FRA 76RH.DX5

Entry Name: Abbey Church of St Mary and St Ethelflaeda

Listing Date: 28 August 1951

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1092649

English Heritage Legacy ID: 139430

Location: Romsey, Test Valley, Hampshire, SO51

County: Hampshire

District: Test Valley

Civil Parish: Romsey

Built-Up Area: Romsey

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

Church of England Parish: Romsey St Mary and St Ethelflaeda

Church of England Diocese: Winchester

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 30/08/2016

SU 3521

Abbey Church of St Mary and St Ethelflaeda

(Formerly listed as Abbey Church of St Mary)


Probable foundation 907 by Edward the Elder. Reconstituted by Edgar 967 and dedicated to St Mary and St Ethelflaeda (Elfleda). 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

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