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Inhabited since Saxon times, Sherborne was established sometime before the 8th Century. It was once the capital of the Kingdom of Wessex. It was first recorded in history in 1086 as "Scirburne," meaning "clear stream."
Today, Sherborne is known for its history, castle, downtown area, quaint shopfronts, and ochre-colored stone architecture.
People Born in Sherborne
Sherborne in People's Lives
Keira Knightley: I traveled here in 2013 to film scenes of the movie The Imitation Game. We filmed at Sherborne School.