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Abbey Church of St Mary, Sherborne

Description: Abbey Church of St Mary

Grade: I
Date Listed: 28 November 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 103812

OS Grid Reference: ST6379216489
OS Grid Coordinates: 363792, 116489
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9467, -2.5168

Location: Abbey Road, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3LQ

Locality: Sherborne
Local Authority: West Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: DT9 3LQ

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Listing Text



Revision Number: 2

Abbey Church of
St Mary
ST 6316 1/1 28.11.50.
Saxon west wall below clerestory with foundations of Saxon tower and transepts
facing west. C15 Church of All Hallows built against this wall; lower
part of north aisle wall remains as a boundary wall between Sherborne School
and Abbey Close. South front of Abbey early C12 (work of Roger of Caen)
and C15. Central Tower with Saxon-Norman base and C15 work above. Nave:
5 irregular bays; piers with C15 casing to a Saxon are Late C15 fan vaulting.
North aisle: C12 and late C15; lierne vault. North Transept: Norman walls.
Wykeham Chapel: Norman walls and C15 vault. Choir of 3 bays and north
and south choir aisles: C15. Reredos: C17 to design of R H Carpenter.
Bishop Roger's Chapel: C13. Vestry: C16, part of former headmaster's house
[1560] which extended across the whole of the width of the east end of
the Abbey. Lady Chapel: 1 bay of C14 work and 1 bay further east of C20
work, 1921, to design of W D Curoe. Chapel of St Mary le Bow: C15 and
C16; east wall and south windows built 1560 as part of-Headmaster's House
[See Vestry]. Chapel of Holy sepulchre: C14 and C15 rebuildings. South
Transept: early C12 and C15 work; Digby Memorial. St Katharine's
C12, and C13 and C14. South Aisle: early C12 and C15. Porch: early C12,
restored 1849-58.
1849-58: restoration of transepts, choir and Norman porch by R C Carpenter
and W Slater.
1884: restoration of Tower by R H Carpenter.
[See J H P Gibb "Sherborne Abbey" RCHM "West Dorset", J Fowler, "Medieval
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Listing NGR: ST6380416492

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Source: English Heritage

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