Sherborne Abbey

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This abbey surrounded by ancient buildings was rebuilt in the 15C but originally dates from Saxon days. The crossing tower (15C) is built on massive Saxon-Norman walls and pillars, and contains two openings and twelve pinnacles. The wo rows of Perpendicular-style windows on the south façade are unusually cut mid-way by the eight openings of the transept. Inside, the pillars of the chancel support the most ancient fan vaulting in the country.

Useful information

Adresse : 

Abbey Close

Opening hours

summer: 8am-6pm; winter 8am-4pm

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The owner of the old castle, Walter
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St John the Baptist
St John the Baptist
The church is in the Perpendicular style
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