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Library at Sherborne School, Sherborne

Description: Library at Sherborne School

Grade: I
Date Listed: 28 November 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 103826

OS Grid Reference: ST6376216508
OS Grid Coordinates: 363762, 116508
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9469, -2.5172

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

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Listing Text

(South East Side)
Library at
Sherborne School
ST 6316 1/4 28.11.50.
Probably C13 incorporating at the south end Saxon remains of the north-west
transepts to the Abbey. 2 storeys, originally comprising a cellarer's
range below and an Abbey Guest Hall with C15 roof above. East face divided
into 8 bays by wall shafts of late C14 cloister. Medieval features include
staircase at South-East angle, C13 one-light window, six C15 windows, part
of open timber roof. Acquired by the School 1851; many subsequent alterations.
[See RCHM Dorset VolI "West Dorset" and J H P Gibb". The Saxon Cathedral
at Sherborne"].

The following buildings of Sherborne School surround the greens immediately
to the north of the Abbey Church of St Mary and form a group with themselves
and with the Abbey Church of St Mary.

Listing NGR: ST6376416507

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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