Sherborne Abbey & Almshouses

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Sherborne Abbey showing a small part of the 15th Century Almshouses, St John's House. The Abbey was developed from a Saxon Cathedral and there are two Saxon Kings buried here. It is also where Sir Walter Raleigh worshipped.

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Comments (14)

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on March 25, 2012

An area very much steeped in history Rosa What fine buildings too..I wonder if the alms-houses are lived in these days?

Nice pic! L


Rosalyn Hilborne on March 26, 2012


Good morning Jim. Yes as Who...Ray says, they are lived in and beautifully kept. The green around the Abbey had lots of sun worshippers on this glorious day as well!

Best regards, Rosa.

Rosalyn Hilborne on March 26, 2012


The trees will soon be blooming again Ian. I was hoping Who...Ray might tell us what the small brick building is in front of the Abbey. I didn't even notice it until I saw it in the picture! It looks a bit like an old lock-up but probably too small! Yes, a lovely day to get us all out and about.

Best wishes, Rosa.


And of course i Like it!!!!

Greetings and best wishes from Greece-Piraeus.


Rosalyn Hilborne on March 26, 2012


I think there is a plaque on it. Let me know if you see it before me...which is most possible!


It is what I like on Panoramio, to see different architectural styles in many different countries. I am pleased you like it.

Greetings, Rosa.

Nick Weall on March 26, 2012

I used to go to every Sunday morning service here whilst at the Prep school for a couple of terms ~ a lovely spot ~ naturally I like your shot Rosa ~ Best wishes ~ nick

Richard Gregory 48 on March 26, 2012

One Of England's Most Beautiful Parish Churches Rosa..Lovely Capture It's A Big Like From Me..Regards Richard

Ildikó Fehérváry on March 27, 2012

Very beautiful old style architecture, nice scenery!


Best regards, Ildikó

Rosalyn Hilborne on March 27, 2012

Nick Weall

Hi Nick, I think it's all the schools there that keep it a lively place. Thanks for like.

Regards, Rosa.

* Richard *

Hi Richard, thank you. Made more beautiful by the lovely blue sky.

Regards, Rosa.


Hello Ildiko, thank you very much for your kind comment. I am pleased you like the architecture.

Regards, Rosa.

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on March 27, 2012

Thanks for the feed-back guys :) jim

pedrocut on March 28, 2012

Hi Rosa

Lovely historic picture. It has set me thinking of the numbers of Almshouses that I have passed by, they seem peaceful places and deserve a tag of their own!

Best wishes Peter

Rosalyn Hilborne on March 29, 2012


Hi Peter,

Yes, you could be right, I know of quite a few. There are some beautiful Almshouses around. I will keep a look out for yours ;~D

Best wishes, Rosa.

Ventepani on March 30, 2012

a very nice shot!! like, greetings

Rosalyn Hilborne on March 30, 2012


Thank you for your kind comment.

Greetings, Rosa.

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  • Uploaded on March 25, 2012
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    by Rosalyn Hilborne
    • Taken on 2012/03/25 16:57:18
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