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Digby Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Sherborne, Dorset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.9464 / 50°56'46"N

Longitude: -2.5165 / 2°30'59"W

OS Eastings: 363809

OS Northings: 116454

OS Grid: ST638164

Mapcode National: GBR MV.NL87

Mapcode Global: FRA 56ML.TPF

Entry Name: Digby Memorial

Listing Date: 4 October 1973

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1110826

English Heritage Legacy ID: 103814

Location: Sherborne, West Dorset, Dorset, DT9

County: Dorset

District: West Dorset

Civil Parish: Sherborne

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Sherborne with Castleton Abbey Church of St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

ABBEY CLOSE
1.
1625
Digby Memorial
ST 6316 1/275
II GV
2.
1884. Ornate stone cross erected as a memorial toGeorge Digby Wingfield
Digby to the design of R H Carpenter and Benjamin Ingelow. Stepped square
base with tall circular pedestal at each corner, each supporting a bronze
statuette; at South West to St Aldhelm, to North West to Bishop Roger,
to North East to Abbot Bradford, to South East to Sir Walter Raleigh [statuettes
by Miss Singer of Frome]. Between each pedestal, a carved relief; to the
south, a bronze plaque bears the following inscription: "To Memory of George
Digby Wingfield Digby of Sherborne Castle who upon succeeding to a noble
inheritance made it his first care to complete the rest of the Abbey Church
and after a life of generous beneficence died full of years beloved by
all classes of the Community. This monument is erected by Public Subscription
MDCCCLXXXIV". Above, an octagonal tier with arcading to each facet; above
this, a tapering shaft ornamented profusely with buttresses and crockets
and surmounted by a crucifix.

All the listed buildings in Abbey Close form a group with the east end
of No 1 Finger Lane.


Listing NGR: ST6381016454

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