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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: 1110832



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: I

Date first listed: 28-Nov-1950

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 103826

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ABBEY ROAD 1. 1625 (South East Side) Library at Sherborne School ST 6316 1/4 28.11.50. I GV 2. Probably C13 incorporating at the south end Saxon remains of the north-west transepts to the Abbey. 2 storeys, originally comprising a cellarer's range below and an Abbey Guest Hall with C15 roof above. East face divided into 8 bays by wall shafts of late C14 cloister. Medieval features include staircase at South-East angle, C13 one-light window, six C15 windows, part of open timber roof. Acquired by the School 1851; many subsequent alterations. [See RCHM Dorset VolI "West Dorset" and J H P Gibb". The Saxon Cathedral at Sherborne"].

The following buildings of Sherborne School surround the greens immediately to the north of the Abbey Church of St Mary and form a group with themselves and with the Abbey Church of St Mary.

Listing NGR: ST6376416507

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Inventory of Dorset, (1952)
Gibb, J H P, The Saxon Cathedral at Sherborne

National Grid Reference: ST 63762 16508


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