Our treasures

Here’s just some of what you can see when you visit the Abbey.

The Romsey reredos

Painted wooden frieze
Dating from the early 16th Century, Romsey Abbey’s reredos would originally have be designed for display behind the high altar but was taken down and reused after the dissolution of the convent in 1539. It displays Christ surrounded by various saints.

The Rood in St. Anne’s Chapel

Saxon rood behind the altar in Romsey Abbey's St. Anne's Chapel
This low-relief carving of the Crucifixion on a block of limestone , probably dates from the 10th Century. It is framed by an altar consecrated in 2015.

The tomb of the Earl Mountbatten of Burma

Black marble tombstone
Lord Mountbatten’s tomb in the South Transept of Romsey Abbey. He was the great uncle of HRH Prince Charles.

The St. Barbe memorial

A memorial in the south transept of Romsey Abbey, dating from the 17th Century and dedicated to John and Grissell St. Barbe.
A memorial in the south transept of Romsey Abbey, dating from the 17th Century and dedicated to John and Grissell St. Barbe.

The Romsey Rood

Ancient cruficix set into the wall of Romsey Abbey
You’ll find this rare rood, sheltered from the elements by a modern canopy, in the South Garth. Turn left on leaving the Abbey via the south door.

The South Garth

The pretty and tranquil garden on the south side of Romsey Abbey.
Conclude your visit by enjoying the tranquility of our pretty garden on the south side of the Abbey.

Why not combine your visit to the Abbey with some other local attractions? Here are three ideas.