Romsey (/ˈrɒmzi/ ROM-zee) is a historic make known town in the county of Hampshire, England. Romsey was home to the 17th-century philosopher and economist William Petty and the 19th-century British prime minister, Lord Palmerston, whose statue has stood in the town middle since 1857. The town was also house to the 20th-century naval officer and statesman Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, who lived at Broadlands. Notable buildings supplement a 13th-century hunting lodge, an 18th-century coaching inn and the 19th-century Corn Exchange.
The town is situated 7 miles (11 km) northwest of Southampton, 11 miles (18 km) southwest of Winchester and 17 miles (27 km) southeast of Salisbury. It sits on the outskirts of the New Forest, just on peak of 3 miles (4.8 km) northeast of its eastern edge. More than 19,000 people conscious in Romsey, which has an area of just about 1.90 sq mi (4.93 km2). The town’s population is normal to addition to 20,549 by 2020 so of substantial housebuilding in the Abbotswood development. This represents a 5.6% increase in the past 2015.
Romsey is one of the principal towns in the Test Valley Borough and lies upon the River Test, which is known for fly fishing, predominantly trout.Romsey Abbey, the largest parish church in Hampshire, dominates the centre of the town. As of 2019, the town middle is undergoing substantial remodelling, with the avowed aim of improving entry for pedestrians and cyclists. Hampshire County Council expect the put it on to be resolved in the summer of 2019.
Romsey is twinned gone Paimpol in Brittany, France, and Battenberg, Germany.