COLOURFUL  ROMSEY

Romsey  Abbey (interior)

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Fifteenth Century carved walnut chest

Romsey Abbey

Romsey Abbey

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Italian style painted reredos c. 1525 behind the altar of St Lawrence chapel

The figures from left to right:

St Jerome

St Francis

St Sebastian

A Bishop  ?St Swithun

St Scholastica

St Benedict

St Roche

St Armel

A Bishop  ?St Swithun

At the bottom of the wooden panel is Christ stepping from the tomb,

and on the left, possibly the last Abbess,

Elizabeth Ryprose who had the reredos painted and who is holding the banner in latin,

the Lord has risen from the tomb.

If you are interested in Romsey Abbey,

the book Romsey Abbey through the centuries by Judy Walker can be purchased

from the Abbey bookstall or from the Visitor Centre in Church Street.

Romsey Abbey

Romsey Abbey

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Romsey Abbey in the 12th Century painted by the Rev E L Berthon 1866

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Here lyeth the body of Samuel Oliver Apothecary very eminent in that profession

who lived respected and Died lamented the 6 day of December 1776 Aged 68 years.

He married Margaret daughter of Frances Ashley Esq who survived him.

Romsey Abbey

Romsey Abbey

Romsey Abbey

Romsey Abbey

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Here lyeth the body of Benjamin Fifield late of Stanbridge Gent who died July 1746

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The picture shown below is one of the tombstones of Abbesses which can be found in the Abbey

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As far as I can make out, the wording reads:

Here lyeth body of John Pod Deceased March 1697

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