Abbey Ward Profile


Ward profiles have been developed for each of the 24 ward areas in Test Valley. The profiles aim to provide consistent information about local communities across the borough. It is hoped that these profiles will allow a greater understanding of your local area and help to identify priorities for the community.

Below you will find a detailed ward profile for Abbey, as well as a profile for Romsey town (Abbey, Cupernham and Tadburn wards) and Romsey Extra. If you would like further information about a specific area or data set, please contact the Policy Team on 01264 368000 or and we will work with you to provide a more detailed profile.

'Ward' is a term used by the Council and other public sector bodies to define an area. Each ward has at least one Borough Councillor who has been elected by the people who live in that ward to represent their views.


Abbey is an urban ward which covers 179 hectares in the south of Test Valley, and is one of three areas which together make up the town of Romsey. It is located on the western side of the town and contains the town centre as well as an industrial estate, residential areas and area of open space including a conservation area.

The growth of Romsey and the surrounding areas means that the different parts of Romsey are integral to each other. Residents of particular areas use facilities that may not be located directly in their ward.

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  • Romsey Abbey
  • Romsey town centre