Sherborne Abbey, Dorset

Sherborne Abbey, Dorset
Photograph taken 1896 - 1920 © Reproduced by permission of Historic England Archive ref: BB97/08335

A view of the south side of the Abbey from the street. Sherbourne abbey was a Benedictine abbey. The original church was created in 1122. Much of the Norman church was destroyed by fire in 1437 after a riot between monks and parishoners. Parts of the monastery were used for school buildings.

Location

Dorset Sherborne

Period

Anglo Saxon (Britons/English/Vikings) (410 - 1065)

Tags

saxon norman abbey church religion faith monastery dissolution anglo saxon (410 - 1065)