Hampshire Treasures

Volume 9 ( Test Valley South)

Page 112 - Romsey

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Description and DateRemarksProtectionGrid Ref. and
Punchcard No.
Oxlease Farm. A group of twenty eight poplar trees on land between the farm and Romsey barge canal.     T.P.O. No. 104
SU 361 223
1400 256
Nos. 157 and 159 Middlebridge Street. Two sycamore standing within the rear boundaries of the properties.     T.P.O. No. 9
SU 349 208
1400 247
Group B - Archaeological Sites and Remains
Stone Age
Hand axes
Several handaxes have been found in many parts of Romsey. The grid reference given locates Belbin's Pit where over a hundred axes have been discovered. Ref: A Gazetteer of British Lower and Middle Palaeolithic Sites 1968. (Rae), p.106.     SU 364 228
1400 249
Group D - Buildings, Monuments and Engineering Works
St. Mary and St. Ethelflaeda. The original wooden church was bu ilt in 907, rebuilding started in 1120 and continued for over a hundred years. The Abbey contains some fine Norman architecture, notably the south side of the choir. The oldest item in the Abbey is a Saxon crucifix which dates from the year 1000. Outside the west wall of the south transept is an C.11 rood or crucifix. Ref: 1. Buildings of England; Hampshire and I.O.W., (Pevsner and Lloyd), p.477. Ref: 2. Test Valley Official Guide pp.30 and 60. Ref: 3. Romsey Abbey Guide.     T. & C.P. Act
SU 351 212
1400 146
The Abbey
No. 1. A 3-storey brick building (all headers) with slate roof. The central bay set forward surmounted by a pediment. Upper floors have three windows, the first floor central window has semi-circular head. Ground floor has Venetian windows flanking central panelled door set in arched doorcase of fluted Doric pilasters and pediment.     T. & C.P. Act
SU 351 211
1400 41
No. 7. A former stable-block which has been converted into a dwelling. 2 storeys, brick built, incorporating grey headers, modern tiled roof. Three large windows and small casement to ground floor, further small casement above. Later single storey extension to north.     T. & C. P. Act
SU 351 211
1400 42
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