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Sherborne Abbey

The misericords and history of Sherborne Abbey,

St Mary the Virgin.

Sherborne Abbey has ten, 15th century misericords.

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History of St Mary’s, Sherborne Abbey, Dorset.

Although there may have been a Celtic Christian church prior to 705 AD, the earliest written records are for a Saxon  cathedral, founded  in 705 AD, which continued until 1075.  In 998 Benedictine monks, under the auspices of the 20th bishop, Wulfsige III (or St Wulfsin).  added a monastic foundation to the cathedral.

Although some of the original Saxon features still exist around the west door most of the church dates from the Norman or later periods.  The Lady Chapel dates from the 13th century, and is built in the early English style, whilst the choir, built in the Perpendicular style, dates from the second quarter of the 15th century.

The abbey was an early casualty of the Dissolution, being shut down in 1539.  The locals were not happy about this, and petitioned  Henry VIII, this petition was granted and the abbey was sold to the locals as the  parish church..

The misericords date from the rebuilding of the choir in the 15th century.

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