- a town in S England in Dorset: noted for its medieval abbey, ruined medieval castle, and Sherborne Castle, a mansion built by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1594. Pop: 9350 (2001)
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“‘Say au revoir, but not good-by,’” sang Miss Sherborne sentimentally.Cap'n Warren's Wards
Joseph C. Lincoln
Sherborne is now in the possession of Digby, earl of Bristol.Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama
E. Cobham Brewer
The great point is that she was still mistress of Sherborne.
They travelled quickly, sleeping at Sherborne on the 26th, and next night at Salisbury.
The retention of Sherborne, then, meant comfort and the status of a gentleman.