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
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
Join Sherborne’s Blue Badge Guide Cindy Chant every Tuesday & Thursday, April-September, for a guided walk through time. A thousand years of history for only £5! (Though additional Bank Holiday Walks and Winter Specials do happen, so do pop back for the latest updates!) This year Cindy is operating the same route twice a week to … Continue reading Take a stroll through time with Blue Badge Guide Cindy.
Every town has its notable quirks and features that it has accumulated over its lifetime; this week’s post highlights St Emerenciana’s Chapel another of the lesser known & unappreciated buildings in Sherborne. The remains of the chapel of the Virgin Martyr St. Emerenciana form part of a small Grade II* listed building in Coombe Lane on the … Continue reading Sherborne In Detail: St Emerenciana’s Chapel