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SHERBORNE ABBEY

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A Bishop's See and minster was established in Sherborne in 705, with the minster becoming a Benedictine Monastery in 993, and a Benedictine Abbey in 1172. The See was moved to Old Sarum in 1075. The monastery was dissolved in 1539. Several buildings still remain, the principal building being the Abbey Church. (ST61NW126). Dependencies: Horton Priory and the Hospitals of St Thomas the Martyr, and of St John the Baptist in Sherborne.

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