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Sherborne Abbey, Dorset: the Coats of Arms of Edward VI between twisted colonnettes with a sundial above

RIBA Ref No RIBA38798
Artist/PhotographerSmith, Edwin (1912-1971)
CountryUK: England
CitySherborne
Subject Date1550
Image Date1960
ViewExterior
StyleTudor
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceESP/ENG/2674 (ES1458.2)
OrientationPortrait
Colour InfoBlack and white
CreditEdwin Smith / RIBA Collections
SubjectChurches ; Sundials ; Decorative stonework ; Abbeys ; Schools
NOTES: A Benedictine abbey was established at Sherborne in the 10th century. The abbey church was greatly extended in the 14th century while the east end was completely rebuilt after a fire in 1437. The abbey was dissolved in 1539 and its church served as the parish church thereafter. Some of the abbey buildings were turned over to the Edward VI Grammar school founded by the eponymous monarch in 1550.
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