The Curse of Sherborne

The Curse of Sherborne

Hutchins dedicates a section in Volume IV of his work The History And Antiquities of the County of Dorset titled ‘The Curse of Sherborne Castle from a MS. of Bishop More’. Below is a summary of the report in Hutchins: The castle was built by Roger, third Bishop of...

Sir Walter Raleigh in Dorset Part 2: The Quiet Country Church

Sir Walter Raleigh in Dorset Part 2: The Quiet Country Church

Lillington Church near Sherborne Dedicated to St Martin of Tours It was on the 1st November 1593 that Sir Walter Raleigh and his family would have ridden out from Old Sherborne Castle and travelled 3.5 miles east towards the small village of Lillington. As to why...

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