A rare opportunity to see Sherborne from the top of the Abbey tower. I have always wanted to go up the tower in the Abbey. I had seen guided tours advertised and was lucky enough to get a place on one of the tours. These pictures are slightly larger than my usual size to give more detail.
The boys school quadrangle and the Yeatman hospital in the distance.
Abbey Road, Cheap Street and Cheap Street church
A closer look at the church. Beyond the church is the Co-op and Sherborne House under the scaffolding.
The boys school chapel.
A wider angle view looking North.
Long Street and the bottom of Cheap Street.
Looking east over Cheap Street towards the Digby Hall.
Hunts foods factory and Sherborne new Castle. From the top of the tower you realise how many trees there are around the town.
The old brewery on Long Street and the old castle beyond.
Zooming in on Hound Street
Another shot of Long street
The Abbey pharmacy and Stead and Simpson at the bottom of Cheap Street.
Sherborne New Castle and Jerusalem Hill beyond.
Orange bricks and roof tiles lower Cheap Street.
South Street, Sainsburys and the old Woolmington Hotel.
Looking down on Half Moon Street.
The Abbey close and Alms Houses.
The Half Moon Hotel.
The corner of Half Moon Street and South Street.
Another view looking towards Sainsburys.
Trendle Street, Horsecastles, Durrants close and the Boys School fields beyond.
A new Boys School dormitory under construction in Richmond Road. The line of red brick houses is in Wingfield Road.
Durrants close and the Boys school fields.
The Abbey close and shop.
The Prep school fields.
Zooming in on Horsecastles.
The old thatched cottages in Acreman Street next to the Prep School.