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Longburton

Picture by Axel R-D

Picture by Axel R-D

Longburton runs along the main road between Dorchester and Sherborne, at one point lights are required to allow modern traffic to safely negotiate a bend between the 17th century stone cottages. Most of the remaining housing is modern development with a few Victorian cottages

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Sherborne Castle

Picture by Gary

Picture by Gary

Sir Walter Raleigh tried to modernise the 12th century Old Castle but decided to build a new home on the site of the hunting lodge in the deer park. He erected his new house in 1594, which he called “Sherborne Lodge” to distinguish it from the Old Castle. Sir Walter lived in the house for little more than ten years

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High Altar

Picture by Br Lawrence Lew, O.P.

Picture by Br Lawrence Lew, O.P.

The chancel of Sherborne Abbey is awash with colour as every surface is decorated with flowers and heraldic designs.

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Castle Gardens Christmas 2008

Castle Gardens Garden Centre at Sherborne, a member of The Gardens Group wins the coveted Garden Centre Association (GCA) Christmas Display award for 2008.

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Picture by Hel

Picture by Hel

Caundle Marsh is a another little Dorset parish, little more than Manor Farm and the neighbouring parish church of St’s. Peter & Paul, built in 1857. It is situated in the Blackmore Vale, four miles south east of Sherborne.

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Lillington

Picture by David Little

Picture by David Little

Three miles south of Sherborne lies the hamlet of Lillington, Just a few houses and the parish church dedicated to St. Martin. Before 1293 the village belonged to one William de Lilllington.

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Sherborne Almshouses

Sherborne Almshouses by Nick

Sherborne Almshouses by Nick

The Almshouses of Saints John the Baptist and John the Evangelist at Sherborne were founded in their current form in 1438 and expanded in the Victorian Era in indistinguishable medieval style architecture.

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