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The magnificent Sherborne Abbey, with its roof of golden ham stone, stands at the centre of this ancient Dorset town. Many of the town’s buildings date back to the sixteenth century. Sherborne can boast of two castles, the Old and the New. The Old was almost completely destroyed by Cromwell’s forces; the New, built as a home by Sir Walter Raleigh, is now open to the public and houses many art treasures. Sherborne, a town of about ten thousand people lying to the east of Yeovil, has always been a place of education, and has major boys’ and girls’ public schools. Other industries include silk making and dairy farming. The map below shows the town of Sherborne as it was in the mid twentieth century. Click on a selected area of the map below to see an enlargement.

Sherborne town map

Map of Sherborne

Old map of the town of Sherborne circa 1950

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Sherborne Map

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