Slightly less booze than a pub crawl, but so much more History! This isn’t an invite to a pilgrimage, it’s a journey around some of the architectural beauties that religion has inspired locally. Architecture is the only art form we can walk into, out of, around and climb over. ~David Durrant July 21st – 30th is … Continue reading It’s #ChurchTourismWeek !! Time for a Church Crawl!
Every town has its notable quirks and features that it has accumulated over its lifetime; but not everyone knows the history that you can’t see anymore. This week’s post highlights the workhouse of Sherborne that is, thankfully, long gone. “In England and Wales, a workhouse, colloquially known as a ‘spike’, was a place where those … Continue reading Sherborne In Detail: The Workhouse
Join Cindy on Bank Monday, 29th May, to take in the history at the Southern end of Sherborne. So you’ve been astonished by the Abbey, you’ve been charmed by Cheap Street, but how much do you know about what’s South of the Abbey environs? Cindy’s here to take you on a gentle stroll through the History you’ve missed. Find … Continue reading Special May Bank Holiday Walk: Explore Southern Sherborne Beyond The Abbey Limits
Every town has its notable quirks and features that it has accumulated over its lifetime; this week’s post highlights the striking Victorian church set back from Cheap Street that so many have passed, but not everyone knows the history of. As Sherborne is currently in the midst of the superb Sherborne Abbey Festival, which it’s … Continue reading Sherborne In Detail: Cheap Street Methodist Church
People love a famous face, and Sherborne’s History is rich with names worth dropping both in both ancient circles and modern. So, in chronological order, here’s a run through of who’s who….. Bishop Roger of Salisbury (1102-39) and Lord of Sherborne manor. Bishop Roger built the Old Castle which lies in the East of … Continue reading Notables in Sherborne
Every town has its notable quirks and features that it has accumulated over its lifetime; this week’s post highlights the quirky and distinctive house number plates that traditionally denoted houses owned by the Digby Estate in Sherborne. The numbering in Sherborne can often confuse those that are new to the area. Numbers can abruptly change from … Continue reading Sherborne In Detail: Digby House Numbers
This week’s post highlights the history of one of Sherborne’s founding figures. You may have noticed a small figure in a niche above the entrance to Sherborne Abbey, he also appears on the Digby Memorial playing a harp, but have you ever wondered who it is? The first mention of Sheborne and St Aldhelm is in … Continue reading Sherborne In Detail: St Aldhelm