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Abbey Church of St Mary

A Grade I Listed Building in Sherborne, Dorset

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Coordinates

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

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1110824

English Heritage Legacy ID: 103812

Location: Sherborne, Dorset, Dorset, DT9

County: Dorset

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

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Description

This List entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 01/12/2017

ST 6316
689/1/1

ABBEY CLOSE,
Abbey Church of St Mary

28.11.50.

GV

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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 [1560] 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 Caröe. 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, restored 1849-58. 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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