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In 1821 Mr William Dingley arrived in Sherborne from Launceston Cornwall.
He began worshipping in the Congregational Church in Long Street, but finding it too full and difficult to obtain a seat he decided to erect his own Wesleyan Chapel.
So in 1824 he purchased land and a large outhouse in Cheap Street and converted it into [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Oct 5th 2019

The Conduit at the bottom of Sherborne’s South Street.
The hexagonal 16th-century structure originally stood in the north cloisters of the abbey, where it was used for washing by the monks.
It was moved to this site after Henry VIII’s Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1539

6 Comments CherryPie on Oct 4th 2019

The Public Weighbridge House dates from the 1700s and is a Grade II listed property located within the Sherborne Conservation Area. It stands to the south and in front of Sherborne Abbey adjacent to Half Moon Street. Here, despite the small size of the building, it provides an important visual element to this part of [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Oct 3rd 2019

Originally built as St Johns’ Almshouse, the modern day St Johns’ House benefits from the unique surroundings of the original Almshouse buildings but residents now enjoy contemporary and comfortable accommodation in a relaxed and friendly environment. Applications are welcomed from all who wish to enjoy what life at St Johns’ has to offer, without many [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Oct 2nd 2019

St Nicholas’ Church is a Grade II* listed building.[2] The church’s dedication was changed in 1490, to St Nicholas having previously been dedicated to St Magnus Martyr.[3]
The church was rebuilt in 1776, reusing medieval foundations and is considered a good example of the early Gothic revival. The rebuilding was financed by the Frampton family, who lived in the nearby [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Sep 27th 2019

Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Edward Lawrence CB, DSO, known professionally as T. E. Lawrence, was a British soldier renowned especially for his liaison role during the Arab Revolt of 1916–18. The breadth of his fame is unique – archaeologist, scholar, soldier, writer. Always an independent spirit, he was a friend of many artists as well as [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Sep 18th 2019

This fine 14th-century manor house on the banks of the river Stour has changed much over the centuries, but may of its medieval features survive.
Believed to be the site of a mill in the Domesday Book (1086), the land at Fiddleford was owned by the abbots of Glastonbury during the Middle Ages. In the 14th [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Sep 8th 2019

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