Sherborne Abbey, Dorset: the Coats of Arms of Edward VI between twisted colonnettes with a sundial above
|Smith, Edwin (1912-1971)
|Black and white
|Edwin Smith / RIBA Collections
|Churches ; 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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