Welcome to Sherborne

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Introduction

Sherborne is a market town and civil parish in north west Dorset, in South West England. It is sited on the River Yeo, on the edge of the Blackmore Vale, 6 miles (10 kilometres) east of Yeovil. The parish includes the hamlets of Nether Coombe and Lower Clatcombe. The A30 road, which connects London to Penzance, runs through the town. In the 2011 census the population of Sherborne parish and the two electoral wards was 9,523. 28.7% of the population is aged 65 or older. Sherborne's historic buildings include Sherborne Abbey, its manor house, independent schools, and two castles: the ruins of a 12th-century fortified palace and the 16th-century mansion known as Sherborne Castle built by Sir Walter Raleigh. Much of the old town, including the abbey and many medieval and Georgian buildings, is built from distinctive ochre-coloured ham stone. The town is served by Sherborne railway station.

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Parish Information

Parish statistics

Area

669 hectares

Population

10,359 (2021)

Density

1,549 people/km2

Mean age

45.1

Ward

Sherborne East

District

West Dorset

Postcodes

DT9

ONS ID

E04003593


Council

Contact details for Sherborne Parish Council, including current councillors, precept data and election results.

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Education

View educational establishments in Sherborne Parish. Data includes OFSTED rating and current appointed governors.

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Business

Business directory listing local businesses operating within Sherborne Parish.

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Planning

View recent planning applications submitted for Sherborne Parish.

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Property

Price paid data for all property sold in Sherborne Parish since 2018. Includes average prices for each property type.

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Heritage

Local heritage sites, historic churches, heritage pubs plus local heritage initiatives for Sherborne Parish.

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Local News

Road safety improvements near Sherborne

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Road safety improvements near Sherborne

Published: 27th Mar 2024

Tragedy as man dies in collision near Sherborne

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Tragedy as man dies in collision near Sherborne

Published: 22nd Jun 2024

Dorset town named 'best place to live in South West'

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Dorset town named 'best place to live in South West'

Published: 15th Mar 2024