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Latitude: 50.9467 / 50°56'48"N
Longitude: -2.5168 / 2°31'0"W
OS Eastings: 363792
OS Northings: 116489
OS Grid: ST637164
Mapcode National: GBR MV.NL5Y
Mapcode Global: FRA 56ML.TKD
Entry Name: Abbey Church of St Mary
Listing Date: 28 November 1950
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1110824
English Heritage Legacy ID: 103812
Location: Sherborne, West Dorset, Dorset, DT9
District: West Dorset
Civil Parish: Sherborne
Built-Up Area: 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
This List entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 01/12/2017
Abbey Church of St Mary
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:
five irregular bays; piers with C15 casing to a Saxon core. 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 three 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
 which extended across the whole of the width of the east end of
the Abbey. Lady Chapel: one bay of C14 work and one bay further east of C20
work, 1921, to design of W D Caroe. 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 Chapel:
C12, and C13 and C14. South Aisle: early C12 and C15. Porch: early C12,
1849-58: restoration of transepts, choir and Norman porch by R C Carpenter
and W Slater.
1884: restoration of tower by R H Carpenter.
All the listed buildings in Abbey Close form a group with the east end
of no. 1 Finger Lane.
Listing NGR: ST6380416492
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