Romsey, Hampshire, England


Romsey, Hampshire


Romsey is an extensive parish, including both Romsey Infra (essentially the same as the old Municipal Borough) and Romsey Extra the wider parish beyond the borough, located towards the west of the county of Hampshire. The small market town of the same name is slightly south of the centre of the parish on the River Test. It is about seven miles north west of Southampton and eleven miles southwest of Winchester. For additional information please see A History of the County of Hampshire: Volume 4 at British History Online

Parish Church

The Parish (CofE) Church is Romsey Abbey dedicated to St Mary & St Ethelflæda, which can be found here on Google Street View.

See also Wikipedia: Romsey Abbey and http://www.romseyabbey.org.uk/

Parish Registers

"A History of the County of Hampshire: Volume 4" (pub 1911) indicates six early registers exists...
the first a paper book, apparently a transcript made about 1626, containing mixed entries from 1569 to 1629; the second mixed entries from 1629 to 1727, with gaps in the burials and marriages between 1689 and 1700; the third baptisms and burials from 1727 to 1756 and marriages from 1727 to 1754; the fourth marriages from 1754 to 1802; the fifth baptisms and burials from 1756 to 1812; the sixth marriages from 1802 to 1812.
The registers are held at the Hampshire Archive http://www3.hants.gov.uk/archives/hals-collections/hals-parish-registers.htm.

Adjacent (Pre 1832) Parishes

To the north east Romsey is bounded by Hursley and to the east by North Baddesley. Nursling and Eling are to the south with East Wellow, the non-parochaial area of Dunwood, GB_HAM_Lockerley and Mottisfont to the west. Timsbury and Michelmersh are to the north.

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