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
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
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 (2017) Cindy is operating the same route twice a week … 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
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