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Sherborne Abbey Also known as Sherborne Cathedral

 

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  • Sherborne Abbey was originally a Saxon cathedral from 705 to 1075 founded by Ine of Wessex.
  • In 1075 the Bishopric was transferred to Old Sarum and Sherborne remained a Benedictine Abbey until the reformation.
  • In the 12th century the original church was rebuilt in Norman Gothic style and then in the 15th century in in Perpendicular Gothic including fan vaulting.
  • The reformation saw it bought by locals as a village church thus saving it from destruction.

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Reference Data

Reference No.
2924
First Uploaded
19-02-2006
Last Editorial Date
07-03-2009
 

Building Location

Address
Abbey Close, Sherborne. DT9 3LQ
Council
Dorset County Council
County
Dorset
Region
South West
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Complete
Construction start date
705
Completion date
1539
Style
Gothic

Roof Height (AGL)
33.24

Market Data

Primary Use
Place of Worship


Last Sale Value
£230.00
Sale Date
1540

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