When nuns were ejected at the Reformation four Guardians of Romsey on behalf of the townsfolk petitioned King Henry V111 successfully to purchase the church for £100. For 300 years after the Dissolution the church was neglected with an apple tree growing in its roof. It was not until the mid 19th century that restoration took place. The Palmerston family who purchased Broadlands are commemorated with memorials and the large east window. Admiral of the Fleet Earl Mountbatten of Burma is buried in the south transept.
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