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50º57N 2º31W, pop (2000e) 9600. Market town in Dorset, S England, UK; 6 km/4 mi E of Yoevil; founded by Saxons; the see of Sherborne was created in 705 and Aldhelm was first bishop; abbey dates from 998, part of its buildings became Sherborne School (1550); birthplace of St Stephen Harding; Norman castle ruins; Sherborne Castle built by Sir Walter Raleigh (1594) with grounds designed by Lancelot Brown (1776); 15th-c almshouse; railway; glass fibre manufacture; tourism.

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