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Sherborne Old Castle is a romantic 12th-century ruin set in beautiful grounds next to New Sherborne Castle.
After withstanding two sieges during the Civil War, only the Southwest Gatehouse and parts of the castle, including the Great Tower and the North Range, now survive. Loved by Sir Walter Ralegh, he leased the castle but when he [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Mar 21st 2021

Walks. The body advances, while the mind flutters around like a bird.
Jules Renard

12 Comments CherryPie on Jan 27th 2020

Remember when life’s path is steep, keep your mind even.

8 Comments CherryPie on Dec 29th 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

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
John 14.27

10 Comments CherryPie on Aug 11th 2019

In October 2005, Mr Alan Titchmarsh, the well known gardening celebrity, officially opened the first new public garden in Sherborne for 100 years commemorating 1300 years since the founding of Sherborne Abbey and town.

The open space that is now Paddock Garden was once occupied by a row of cottages facing onto Newland. These were destroyed [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Aug 11th 2019

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