The Diocese of Sherborne Abbey was created in AD 705.
The immediate area around the Abbey has many Middle Age buildings and structures, it's very impressive.
The architecture shows many different styles, but all of it is beautiful.
This is the south quire looking to the west and the font visible is medieval.
The roof of the nave is the earliest, and claimed to be the finest fan vaulting in England.
The Great West Window at the end of the nave was made by eminent stained glass artist John Hayward and was dedicated in 1998 by The Queen.
The main quire itself is very beautiful with medieval misericords, a painted ceiling and glorious coloured glass. With it's candlelit atmosphere it just feels like a special place.
There are many lovely things to see, I especially enjoyed these old flags, but could find no explanation for them.
This is one of a few smaller chapels open to view and for prayer.
If you look at the differing window styles on the upper and lower levels in this picture, you can clearly see where the Abbey ajoins what All hallows church a later addition in the 1400's.