Sherborne House, Gloucestershire

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Sherborne House and the adjacent Church of St Mary Magdalene

Sherborne House is a large house in the village of Sherborne, Gloucestershire, England. It is a former country house that has been converted into flats and has been designated by English Heritage as a Grade II* listed building.[1][2]

Originally the home of Lord Sherborne, for much of the 1950s and 1960s Sherborne House was occupied by the Kings School, Sherborne, an independent private boarding school.

In 1971 John G. Bennett founded the International Academy for Continuous Education. Its Fifth Course, lasting ten months from October 1975, was attended by rock guitarist Robert Fripp (formerly with King Crimson).[3][4]


  1. ^ Images of England: Sherborne House, Sherborne, English Heritage, retrieved 7 June 2010 
  2. ^ Historic England. "Sherborne House  (Grade II*) (1090436)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 25 November 2015. 
  3. ^ Tamm, Eric (2003) [1990], "Chapter 7 Sabbatical", Robert Fripp: From crimson king to crafty master (Progressive Ears ed.), Faber and Faber (1990), p. 86, ISBN 0-571-16289-4, Zipped Microsoft Word Document, retrieved October 26, 2011 
  4. ^ Fripp is from Wimborne Minster in East Dorset in South West England. In northwest Dorset, the market town of Sherborne has another historically important Sherborne House.

Coordinates: 51°49′52″N 1°45′19″W / 51.8310°N 1.7554°W / 51.8310; -1.7554