Every town has its notable quirks and features that it has accumulated over its lifetime; this week’s post highlights the quirky street furniture we have in Sherborne. I think that ‘Street Furniture’ is important and most interesting, and I find it a lot of fun searching for these items. Each one demonstrates bits of Sherborne’s … Continue reading Sherborne In Detail: Quirky Street Furniture!
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!
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
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
You are Sherborne’s “Adopted” Son, Sherborne’s “Golden Boy”. Your home here was “fortune’s fold”. You are so entwined with Sherborne. Sherborne is so entwined with you. Walter Raleigh was born in 1553 or thereabouts; the youngest son of a Devon farmer. He has been documented as: A brave and noble soldier and sailor. A brilliant … Continue reading Walter Raleigh and Castleton
Join Cindy on Sunday 12th February for a stroll in Raleigh’s footsteps from the Abbey to Castleton and back. Just in time for Valentines day come and hear about a man who wooed a Queen, then risked everything by marrying another woman in secret. Sherborne’s adopted son Sir Walter Raleigh knew a thing or two about … Continue reading Walking With Walter – February Special Guided Walk
Every town has its notable quirks and features that it has accumulated over its lifetime; this week’s post highlights the area of Sherborne known as Castleton. This is the story of two castles, and the lovely, but long lost community that lies between them. This area is known as Castleton. It lies to the East … Continue reading Sherborne In Detail: Let’s Talk About Castleton