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

Dorset (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
ST 63748 16519


ABBEY ROAD 1. 1625 (South East Side) Chapel at Sherborne School ST 6316 1/5 28.11.50. I GV 2. 2-storey range across the north end of the Library range. C15 hall, probably the hall of the Abbot's lodging [now incorporated into the modern chapel]; rebuilt late C12 or early C13 undercroft. Hall roof of C15 style. 2 bays added in 1855 by R C Carpenter and Benjamin Ingelow to give a north aisle. First War Memorial extension of 1922 at the west end by Reginald Blomfield. Exterior to north aisle [work of R H Carpenter and Benjamin Ingelow] has 2-centred windows with tracery above; giant buttresses; cloister openings below; the latter continue northwards from west corner to form a west cloister walk with similar openings. First War Memorial built above southernmost bay of west cloister walk. 1 window faces east, in north facing gable, 2 windows. South-west end of Chapel faces on to Abbey Road; lofty pointed window of 5-lights with dripmould and tracery. Graded I only on account of its containing medieval remains of the Abbey of 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: ST6375116518

This List entry has been amended to add the source for War Memorials Register. This source was not used in the compilation of this List entry but is added here as a guide for further reading, 7 December 2016.


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

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Date: 26 Aug 2005
Reference: IOE01/14716/24
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Alec Howard. Source Historic England Archive
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