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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1110826



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Dorset

District: West Dorset

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Sherborne

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 04-Oct-1973

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 103814

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ABBEY CLOSE 1. 1625 Digby Memorial ST 6316 1/275 II GV 2. 1884. Ornate stone cross erected as a memorial toGeorge Digby Wingfield Digby to the design of R H Carpenter and Benjamin Ingelow. Stepped square base with tall circular pedestal at each corner, each supporting a bronze statuette; at South West to St Aldhelm, to North West to Bishop Roger, to North East to Abbot Bradford, to South East to Sir Walter Raleigh [statuettes by Miss Singer of Frome]. Between each pedestal, a carved relief; to the south, a bronze plaque bears the following inscription: "To Memory of George Digby Wingfield Digby of Sherborne Castle who upon succeeding to a noble inheritance made it his first care to complete the rest of the Abbey Church and after a life of generous beneficence died full of years beloved by all classes of the Community. This monument is erected by Public Subscription MDCCCLXXXIV". Above, an octagonal tier with arcading to each facet; above this, a tapering shaft ornamented profusely with buttresses and crockets and surmounted by a crucifix.

All the listed buildings in Abbey Close form a group with the east end of No 1 Finger Lane.

Listing NGR: ST6381016454

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National Grid Reference: ST 63809 16454


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