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Sherborne Abbey
Abbey Close, Sherborne DT9 3LQ Route Planner
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8am-6pm (winter 4pm)

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This abbey surrounded by ancient buildings was rebuilt in the 15C but originally dates from Saxon days. The crossing tower (15C) is built on massive Saxon-Norman walls and pillars, and contains two openings and twelve pinnacles. The wo rows of Perpendicular-style windows on the south façade are unusually cut mid-way by the eight openings of the transept. Inside, the pillars of the chancel support the most ancient fan vaulting in the country.

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