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of lectures are given, with readings and muWeal entertainments.
There are six almshouses in Middle Bridge street, erected in 1807, by John Bartlett esq. of Romsey, who by deed gave to the trustees J ears, and who should not receive, or ever are received, relief from any parish, but should be persons who had seen better days; and the said John Bartlett, by his will dated 1815, gave to the said trustees £6,700 3 per Cent. Consols in trust to apply the dividends thereof for the maintenance of the said alms houses and the six women from time to time to be placed there: the present value of the income is £207: each inmate receives 12s. per week. There are also four almshouses, erected in 1692 by John Kent esq. of Romsey, who in 1688 gave to the corporation four dwelling-houses, with the appurtenances, in Middle Bridge street, Romsey, upon trust for the benefit of the poor people of the said town lor ever s the said John Kent by codicil to his will also gave £250, with which sum and £150 of their own money the corporation purchased certain lands in Romsey, which were conveyed to them upon trust: each inmate receives as. 6d. per week : two almshouses were rebuilt in 1874 and two more in 1882: in addition £125 from various charities is distributed yearly.
Hie market day is Thursday, and a large market is held every alternate Thursday. There are three fairs—Easter Tuesday, August 96th. and November 8th for horses and cattle.
There are tan-yards, corn mills, iron works, a brewery and a paper mill.
Two newspapers are published — "The Romsey Register," fortnightly, Thursday,
price id.; and " The Romsey Chronicle,'* every Thursday, given away.
A Workman's Club.was established in 1873 by the Right Hon. Lord Mount-Temple; it has a comfortable reading-room, well supplied with papers and periodicals, besides a room for refreshments, in Bell street.
Broadlands, the seat of the Right Hon. Lord Mount-Temple f.c., j.p. is a noble structure, with lofty porticoes over the principal entrances: it stands in the midst of a park of 400 acres, embellished with cedars and elms of unusual size and beauty: the pleasure grounds extend to the river Test, which flows through the estate : this was the favourite residence of the great statesman, Viscount Palmerston e.g. ; the present owner is the stepson of the late Lord Palmerston: the old mansion, which belonged to the St. Barbe family and was visited by James I. is no longer visible, having been inclosed by additions commenced in 1770 (by the second Viscount Palmerston): the park is close to the town, and is, by permission of the owner, used for festival gatherings of the various schools, friendly societies and other institutions of the town and neighbourhood.
The principal landowners are the Right Hon. Lord Mount-Temple j.p. who is lord of the manor, and John Willis Fleming's trustees.
The area of Romsey Extra is 9,100 acres; Romsey Infra,216 acres; rateable value of Romsey Extra, £18,373; of Romsey Infra, £743; the population in 1881 was, of Romsey Extra, 3,549, including 106 officers and inmates in the workhouse; Romsey Infra, 2,030; the latter comprise the municipal borough.
Ashfield, i£ miles south-east, Cupernham, 1 mile north-east, Lee, 2 south, Toothill, if south-east, Woodley, north-east, are in Romsey Extra.
Parish Clerk, Charles Holloway, Abbey water.
Official Establishments, Local Institutions &c.
Post, Monet Order & Telegraph Office & Savings Bank & Annuity & Insurance Office. — Frederick Legge Lordan, postmaster, Market place. Delivery 7 & 12 a.m. & 6.20 p.m.; despatched at 9.30 & 10.50 a.m. k 2.20, 4.30 & 9.30 p.m.; sun-days—delivery, 7 a.m.; despatch, 9.30 p.m. Wall Letter Boxes, Winchester road, Railway station, Middle Bridge street Jc The Hundred
County Magistrates for the Romsey Petty Sessional Division.
Linzee Robert George esq. Jermyns, Romsey, chairman
Miunt-Temple The Right Hon. Lord p.c.
liroadlands, Romsey Ourzon Hon. Henry Dugdale m.a. East Dean, Salisbury
Dutton The Hon. Ralph Heneage m.a., d.l.
Timsbury manor, near Romsey Baring William Henry esq. Norman Court,
Dean, Salisbury Dalgety Frederick Gonnerman esq. f.b.g.s.
Lockerley hall, near Romsey Deverell William Henry esq. Bossington
house, Stockbridge Eyre George Edward esq. f.g.s., f.r.G.s.,
f.s.a. Warens, Bramshaw, Lyndimrst Grant Arthr. Hy.eeq. M.A.Abbot«woodlRoBisy
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