The Historic Library & Rare Book Collection at Sherborne School includes a local history section of books relating to Dorset and the surrounding counties.

A-Z by author &/or title:

ABBOT OF SHERBORNE, THE
The Abbot of Sherborne. 
A weekly newspaper printed at the County Printing Works, Cheap Street, Sherborne.
Vol.1, no.1, 24 June 1886-Vol.2, no.31, 13 January 1887.
(Bound volume)
[Written and produced by staff of Sherborne School: Alfred Charles Clapin (1826-1924), Alexander Davidson Longmuir (c.1838-1891), Louis Napoleon Parker (1852-1944), Walter Raymond (1852-1931), William Beauchamp Wildman (1852-1922), Edward Mallet Young (1839-1900)]

ANON
The Newest and Truest and most unpartiall Relation of all the late occurrence which hath happened at Sherbourne-Castle, and thereabouts. Being the extract of divers severall letters, sent from worthy persons of good credit and qualitie, to a speciall friend in London.
Printed 14 September 1642.
Contains:
‘The Latest Relation from Sherburn-Castle’ by A.W.
‘Another Letter from Sherborn-Castle’.
Bookplate: Ernest E. Baker, F.S.A.
Donated to Sherborne School by E.E. Baker, 8 April 1920. With a covering letter from E.E. Baker, 8 April 1920. [Euston Edward Francis Baker (1895-1981), attended Sherborne School (Abbeylands) 1908-1914]

ANON
Propositions propounded by the Marquesse of Hartford, to the Earle of Bedford, concerning the delivering up of Sherbourne-Castle. Also declaring how the Earle of Bedford, after his arrival at Yeavel, within three miles of Sherbourne, surprised Squire Rogers, as he was going to relieve the Marquesse of Hartford, with 7 other Cavaliers, which are known to be notorious Papists, who had under their command neere three hundred men well horsed.  Likewise how the Lord Marquesse of Hartford sallied out of the Castle, and made up to their rescue, but was repulst by the troops of the E. of Bedford. Also a true information how the Earle of Bedford tooke eight hundred pounds, which Squire Rogers did intend for the relief of the said Marquesse.
London, printed for Henry Fowler, 17 September 1642.

ANON
Happy Newes from Sherborn, and Sherborne Castle: relating the death of Colonel Lunsford, the Lord Paulet, and divers other persons of quality, the taking of divers prisoners, and great store of armes from the Cavaliers.  Written in a letter from [J.W.] Dorchester to Master Nicholas Skinner a merchant of London, declaring the happy successe of the Parliaments Forces, against the Cavaliers betwixt Sherborne and Yeavell.  Also a true copy of the last petition sent by both Houses of Parliament to His Majestie.
Originally printed in London for F. Cowles, 1642.
Reprinted Sherborne by J.C. & A.T. Sawtell, 1891.
(2 copies)
Given to Sherborne School by Messrs Sawtell of Sherborne, n.d. [c.1891]

ANON
Dorsetshire.
London & Manchester, Pigot & Co., 1839.

ANON
Restoration of the Lady Chapel at Sherborne Abbey Appeal, November 1922.
Sherborne, F. Bennett & Co. Ltd., 1922.

ANON
Who’s Who in Dorset.
Hereford, Wilson & Phillips, 1934.

ANON
The Church of St. Gregory, Marnhull, Dorset.
Marnhull, Sharp & Saunders, c.1960.
Bequeathed to Sherborne School Library by M.E.K. Westlake, c.1987. [Max Edward Kenneth Westlake (1895-1987), attended Sherborne School (Abbey House) 1910-1914; Assistant Master at Sherborne School 1923-1962].

ANON
Sandford Orcas and the Parish Church of St. Nicholas.
Sherborne, The Abbey Press, 1962.
Bequeathed to Sherborne School Library by M.E.K. Westlake, c.1987. [Max Edward Kenneth Westlake (1895-1987), attended Sherborne School (Abbey House) 1910-1914; Assistant Master at Sherborne School 1923-1962].

ANON
The Church of Saint Peter, Portesham, Dorset. Illustrated Guide by H.J.
Portesham, 1963.
Bequeathed to Sherborne School Library by M.E.K. Westlake, c.1987. [Max Edward Kenneth Westlake (1895-1987), attended Sherborne School (Abbey House) 1910-1914; Assistant Master at Sherborne School 1923-1962].

ANON
The History of St. Mary’s Church, Stratton.
Midsummer Festival 21-24 June 1963.
Weymouth, Jeffery Bros. Ltd., 1963.
Bequeathed to Sherborne School Library by M.E.K. Westlake, c.1987. [Max Edward Kenneth Westlake (1895-1987), attended Sherborne School (Abbey House) 1910-1914; Assistant Master at Sherborne School 1923-1962].

ANON
The Church of St. James, Kingston, Dorset.
Swanage, Bartlett & son., c.1965.
Bequeathed to Sherborne School Library by M.E.K. Westlake, c.1987. [Max Edward Kenneth Westlake (1895-1987), attended Sherborne School (Abbey House) 1910-1914; Assistant Master at Sherborne School 1923-1962].

ANON
St. Laurence’s Church, Affpuddle.
Weymouth, Jeffery Bros. Ltd., 1965.
Bequeathed to Sherborne School Library by M.E.K. Westlake, c.1987. [Max Edward Kenneth Westlake (1895-1987), attended Sherborne School (Abbey House) 1910-1914; Assistant Master at Sherborne School 1923-1962].

ANON
Cranborne with Boveridge.
Verwood Printery Ltd., 1966.
Bequeathed to Sherborne School Library by M.E.K. Westlake, c.1987. [Max Edward Kenneth Westlake (1895-1987), attended Sherborne School (Abbey House) 1910-1914; Assistant Master at Sherborne School 1923-1962].

ANON
St. Andrew’s Church, Trent.
Sherborne, Sawtells, 1967.
Bequeathed to Sherborne School Library by M.E.K. Westlake, c.1987. [Max Edward Kenneth Westlake (1895-1987), attended Sherborne School (Abbey House) 1910-1914; Assistant Master at Sherborne School 1923-1962].

ANON
Notes on St. Mary’s Church, Cerne Abbas, Dorset.
Dorchester, Wm. Pitfield & Co., c.1970.
Bequeathed to Sherborne School Library by M.E.K. Westlake, c.1987. [Max Edward Kenneth Westlake (1895-1987), attended Sherborne School (Abbey House) 1910-1914; Assistant Master at Sherborne School 1923-1962].

ANON
Portland Castle, Dorset.
Ministry of Public Building and Works, Ancient Monuments and Historic Buildings.
Her Majesty’s Stationery Office, 1970.
Bequeathed to Sherborne School Library by M.E.K. Westlake, c.1987. [Max Edward Kenneth Westlake (1895-1987), attended Sherborne School (Abbey House) 1910-1914; Assistant Master at Sherborne School 1923-1962].

ANON
Short History of Saint Nicholas Church, Moreton. Concluding with notes on the apse windows.
Dorchester, Henry Ling Ltd., The Dorset Press, c.1975.
Bequeathed to Sherborne School Library by M.E.K. Westlake, c.1987. [Max Edward Kenneth Westlake (1895-1987), attended Sherborne School (Abbey House) 1910-1914; Assistant Master at Sherborne School 1923-1962].

ANON
St. Peter’s Church, Purse Caundle.
n.d.
Bequeathed to Sherborne School Library by M.E.K. Westlake, c.1987. [Max Edward Kenneth Westlake (1895-1987), attended Sherborne School (Abbey House) 1910-1914; Assistant Master at Sherborne School 1923-1962].

ANSELL, Robin, COLLIER, Alan, NICHOLS, Phil.
Secure the Shadow: Somerset photographers 1839-1939.
Yeovil, Somerset & Dorset Family History Society, 2018.
Signed by the authors.

ARCHAEOLOGICAL INSTITUTE OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND, THE
Memoirs illustrative of the History and Antiquities of Bristol, and the Western Counties of Great Britain, with some other communications, made to the Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, held at Bristol, July 29 to August 5, 1851.
London, 1853.
Includes articles by Thomas Garrard, Samuel Lucas, William Tyson, George Ormerod, John Gough Nichols, Joseph Burtt, James Yates, J.H. Markland, John Bindon, E.W. Godwin, Charles Winston, J.A. Clark, E.W. Godwin, Rev John Louis Petit FSA (Sherborne, Dorset, read by Rev. J.L. Petit at Oxford in 1850, with illustrations by J.L. Petit), Rev. H.T. Ellacombe, Lewis Way, James Lee Warner.
Donated to Sherborne School Library, 1935.

ARCHAEOLOGICAL INSTITUTE OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND, THE
The Archaeological Journal.
Volume XIV.
London, 1857.
Includes articles by Rev. John Collingwood Bruce, William Burges, Hon., Lord Neaves, John Hill Burton, Weston S. Walford & Albert Way, Edwin Guest, John Mitchell Kemble, Rev. Edward Trollope, Weston S. Walford, Alexander Nesbitt, Charles Winston, Mark Napier, Rev. J.G. Cumming, John Hobson Hinde, John Robson, W. Hylton-Dyer Longstaff.
Also includes the Proceedings at the meetings of the Archaeological Institute, December 1856-June 1857 (inc. account by J.H. Le Keux of recent discoveries in Sherborne, illustrated by the Rev. John Louis Petit FSA).

AYRES, Joseph (-1823)
The Young Ladies’ Practical Arithmetic; Containing Such Rules Only As Are Really Necessary to be Learned by Females; Exemplified by Appropriate Questions on Each; and Containing Various Forms of Bills of Parcels, Receipts, Promissory Notes.
London, George B. Whittaker, 1824 (3rd ed.)
[Joseph Ayres was a draughtsman and printer.  He was employed as a writing master and teacher of mathematics at Sherborne School, c.1800; and was Headmaster of Foster’s School, Sherborne]
Presented to Sherborne School by William Elton, 1 July 1895. [William Elton (1865-1931) attended Sherborne School (Abbey House) 1879-1885]

BACKHOUSE, Janet
The Sherborne Missal.
The British Library, London, 1999.

BANFIELD, Stephen
Music in the West Country. Social and Cultural History Across an English Region.
The Boydell Press, Woodbridge, 2018.
Signed by the author.

BARKER, Katherine
Sherborne: St. Aldhelm and Before. An illustrated guide to the early growth of a Dorset country town.
Sherborne, The Abbey Press, 1982.

BARKER, Katherine
Sherborne Camera.
Stanbridge, The Dovecote Press Ltd., 1990.

BARKER, Katherine
William Charles Macready, The Sherborne Literary Institution and Charles Dickens.
Friends of Sherborne House, Centenary Facsimile edition, 2012.

BOSWELL, Edward (1760-1842)
The Civil Division of the County of Dorset, methodically digested and arranged.
Sherborne, W. Cruttwell, 1795 (1st ed.)
[The author a Sherborne solicitor.  Contains varied factual information: lists of JPs, details of all charities; statistical tables of rates; lists of bridges].
Inscribed ‘Penny’.
Donated to Sherborne School Library by W.J. Bensly, 1928. [William James Bensly (1874-1943) attended Sherborne School (School House) 1888-1893, and returned as an assistant master 1905-1913, 1919-1934]

BOSWELL, Edward (1760-1842)
The Civil Division of the County of Dorset… also an appendix, containing abstracts of returns of charitable donations, corrected to the present time.
Dorchester, Weston, Simonds, and Sydenham, 1833 (2nd ed.)

BUTT, George Medd (1797-1860)
Sherborne Castle.  A descriptive poem, in two cantos, with other pieces of Verse.
Printed by Cruttwell, Sherborne, and published by Penny and Hodges, October 1815.
Also includes the following poems: ‘Henry and Anna, A Ballad’, ‘To a Gentleman, on his presenting the author with the poems of Cowper’, ‘Sorrow, Pity, and the Muse’, ‘Lines occasioned by H.R.H. the Princess Charlotte’s visit to Earl Digby, at Sherborne Castle, November 9, 1814’, ‘The Tear of the Brave’, ‘Strephon and Love’, ‘Lines on the Conclusion of Peace with America, December, 1814’, ‘Waterloo’, ‘The Celestial Decree’.  With a list of subscribers.
[G.M. Butt was bound as an apprentice at Cruttwell’s Journal in Sherborne, during which time he wrote and published this volume of poetry (aged 18), raising £100 by subscription.  Later, he established himself in the legal profession and was appointed a QC.  He also served as MP for Weymouth.  Following his death on 11 November 1860, a memorial window was installed in the south aisle of Sherborne Abbey]

CHESTERMAN, Lawrence James
The Parish Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Bradford Abbas, Dorset.
Gloucester, The British Publishing Co. Ltd., c.1963.
Bequeathed to Sherborne School Library by M.E.K. Westlake, c.1987. [Max Edward Kenneth Westlake (1895-1987), attended Sherborne School (Abbey House) 1910-1914; Assistant Master at Sherborne School 1923-1962].

CLARK, Ann (ed.)
Sherborne Almshouse Register.
Dorset Record Society, vol. 17, 2013.

COADE, Thorold Francis (1896-1963)
The Burning Bow. T.F. Coade of Bryanston. A Selection of his Papers.
London, George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1966.

COCKBURN, Elizabeth O.
Sherborne Silk Mills and Marglass.
Sherborne Historical Society Fowler Lecture, 29 March 1984.
Sherborne, 1984.

COCKBURN, Elizabeth O.
Sherborne Silk Mills and Marglass.
Sherborne, 1991 (2nd ed.)

COCKBURN, Elizabeth O. & GORDON, J. Elise
The Story of the Yeatman Hospital 1866-1966.
Friends of the Yeatman Hospital.
Sherborne, Sawtells of Sherborne Ltd., 1966.

COKER, Rev. John
A Survey of Dorsetshire. Containing the Antiquities and Natural History of that County, with a … description of all the places of note… and a genealogical account of three hundred of the principal families.  Written by the Reverend Mr Coker of Mapowder.
London, J. Wilcox, 1732
Acquired by Sherborne School, c.1896.

COLLINSON, John (1757-1793)
The History and antiquities of the county of Somerset.
Bath, R. Cruttwell, 1791.
3 volumes.
Index to Collinson’s History of Somerset.
Taunton, Barnicott & Pearce, Athenaeum Press, 1898.

COOKE, Robert
Athelhampton.
Athelhampton, 1970 (7th ed.)
Bequeathed to Sherborne School Library by M.E.K. Westlake, c.1987. [Max Edward Kenneth Westlake (1895-1987), attended Sherborne School (Abbey House) 1910-1914; Assistant Master at Sherborne School 1923-1962].

COX, Eric H.
Corscombe.
Yeovil, 1970.
Bequeathed to Sherborne School Library by M.E.K. Westlake, c.1987. [Max Edward Kenneth Westlake (1895-1987), attended Sherborne School (Abbey House) 1910-1914; Assistant Master at Sherborne School 1923-1962].

DALE, Charles William (1851-1906)
The History of Glanville’s Wootton, in the County of Dorset, including its zoology and botany.
London, Hatchards, 1878.
Annotated.
Signed by the author.
Presented to Sherborne School Library by C.W. Dale.

DENSHAM, William and OGLE, Joseph
The Story of the Congregational Churches of Dorset, from their foundation to the present time.
Bournemouth, W. Mate & Sons, Ltd., 1899.
Pasted into the back of the volume is a letter from Joseph Ogle of the Manse, Sherborne, Dorset, to Mr Ffooks, dated 7 August 1896.

DORCHESTER AND SHERBORNE JOURNAL AND TAUNTON AND SOMERSETSHIRE HERALD, THE
The Dorchester and Sherborne Journal and Taunton and Somersetshire Herald.
Printed by Cruttwell & Son, Sherborne, and published in Dorchester, and by T. Norris, in Taunton.
Vol.37, no.1973 (2 January 1801)-Vol.40, no.2173 (28 December 1804).
Donated to Sherborne School, April 1910.

ELSMORE, Barbara (ed.)
Looking Back at Lord Digby’s School.
Lord Digby’s School Old Girls’ Society in association with Sherborne Museum, 2014.

EVERED, Guy (ed.)
Milton Abbey, Dorset. An Illustrated Guide.
Norwich, Jarrold & Sons Ltd., 1968.
Bequeathed to Sherborne School Library by Mrs I.A.H. Rogers, wife of Michael James Rogers (Harper House, 1923) and mother of Jonathan Digby Rogers (Abbey House 1962-1966).

EVERETT, C.R.
Notes on the Prebendal Mansion of Sherborne Monastery commonly called The King’s House in the Close of Sarum (1220-1850).
Reprinted from the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine, no.clxiv (1936).
Printed by C.H. Woodward, Devizes.
Bequeathed to Sherborne School Library by Mrs Louisa Bow, September 1988.

EYTON, Robert William (1815-1881)
A key to Domesday, showing the method and exactitude of its mensuration, and the precise meaning of its more usual formulæ. The subject being specially exemplified by an analysis and digest of the Dorset survey.
London, Taylor & Co., 1878.

FARRAR, R.A.H.
Archaeological Fieldwork in Dorset in 1955.
Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society for 1955, Vol.77.
1956.
Inscribed: ‘With the writer’s compliments.

Includes the following reports:
N.H. Field, Romano-British buildings at Woodhouse Hill, Studland.
J.B. Calkin, A Romano-British burial in Studland churchyard.
P.A. Brown, The Romano-British occupation site at Matcham clay workings, Norden, Corfe Castle.
P.A. Brown, An Early Iron Age and Romano-British site at West Orchard Farm, Church Knowle.
P.A. Brown, Flint sites between Affington Farm and Little Woolgarston, Corfe Castle.
P.A. Brown & E.R. Shelton, The Romano-British site at Swineham, Wareham St. Martin.
Dr O.G.S. Crawford, A Late Bronze Age cinerary urn from Wardstone Barrow, Chaldon Herring.
Roman discoveries in Dorchester (The Roman Defences, Conduits, High East Street, a Romano-British Burial at the County Police Barracks, Inhumation Burial at Came View Estate in Syward Road).
Romano-British and mediaeval remains at Higher Muckleford Farm, Bradford Peverell.
Dr M.W. Thompson, The excavation of a bell-barrow near the Hardy Monument, Portesham.
An Early Iron Age fort on Shipton Hill, Shipton Gorge.
The finding of the Eype head.
A Romano-British site at Norwood Farm, Corscombe.
Barrows opened in 1912 at Wellwood Farm, Beaminster.
Dr E.A. Gee, Milton Abbey: excavation by the Royal Commission on Historical Monuments.
Oliver Leighton, A Romano-British rubbish-pit near the Roman road at Shapwick.
A 13th or early 14th century jug from the Stour at Corfe Mullen.
Excavations at Shaftesbury Abbey.
Excavations at Sherborne Old Castle.
C.E. Bean, Remains of the Monastery at Sherborne (the classroom site, Fifth Form Green site, south side of the Abbey Cloister, the Vicarage site).
C.E. Bean, Remains of the old road metal and other discoveries in Sherborne (Half Moon Street, South Street, Higher Cheap Street, Long Street, Newland).
C.E. Bean, Romano-British occupation sites near Sherborne and Yeovil (Pinford Lane in Castleton, West Lane in Haydon, Westrow at Holwell, Bradford Abbas, Thornford Villa).
The Joseph Fowler Collection of Antiquities from the Sherborne district.
The Lord Eldon Collection, Encombe, Corfe Castle.
Miscellaneous discoveries and accessions (possible long barrow near Maiden Castle; Neolithic stone axes; flints from Cuckoo Pound Lane at Worgret; late Bronze Age palstave from Winterborne Steepleton; late Bronze Age sherds from a bell barrow on Oakley Down in Wimborne St Giles; early Iron Age and Romano-British rotary querns from Allard’s Quarry in Marnhull and Badbury Rings; tesserae from the Roman villa at Halstock; early Iron Age and Romano-British sherds at Charminster; Romano-British, medieval and later sherds at Blashenwell; Roman coins at Stratton and Broadmayne; medieval sherds at Quarleston; remains from Creechbarrow at Church Knowle; pottery vessels at Highwood in East Stoke; horseshoes of mediaeval and later types at Heath Farm, Owermoigne and Whitchurch Canonicorum; clay tobacco pipes at Dorchester).

FFOOKS, Edward Cambridge (1896-1956)
The Family of Ffooks of Sherborne in the County of Dorset.
Privately Printed.
Welwyn Garden City, The Alcuin Press, 1958.
Donated to Sherborne School Library by A.B. Gourlay, 1971.

FOOKES, C.H.R.
Milton Abbas, Dorset.
Dorchester, c.1970.
Bequeathed to Sherborne School Library by M.E.K. Westlake, c.1987. [Max Edward Kenneth Westlake (1895-1987), attended Sherborne School (Abbey House) 1910-1914; Assistant Master at Sherborne School 1923-1962].

FOWLER, Joseph (1872-1958)
The Stones of Sherborne Abbey.
Friend of Sherborne Abbey, Sawtells of Sherborne, c.1938.

FOWLER, Joseph (1872-1958)
Sherborne Behind the Seen.  A Description of Sherborne Scenery, its nature and history in its relation to the underlying rocks.  Illustrated by Hubert Jones.
Sherborne, J.C. & A.T. Sawtell, Ltd., 1936.

FOWLER, Joseph (1872-1958)
Mediaeval Sherborne.
Dorchester, Longmans Ltd., 1951.

FOWLER, Joseph (1872-1958)
Saint Aldhelm: First Abbot of Malmesbury, First Bishop of Sherborne/ St Aldhelm: Scholar, Minstrel, Abbot and Bishop.
Sherborne, Sawtells, 1947.

FOWLER, Joseph (1872-1958)
The Oldest Extant Minutes of a meeting of the Governors of Sherborne School.
Reprinted from The Archaeological Journal, Vol. XCIX,
London, 1943.
Inscribed: ‘With compliments from Joseph Fowler’.

FOWLER, Joseph (1872-1958)
Highmores Hill Outlier, Sherborne.
Reprinted from the Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society for 1943, Vol. 65, 1944, pages 157-162.
Inscribed ‘With the writer’s compliments’.

FRANCIS, Patrick Simon
Vivat Shirburnia. Sherborne School and the Great War, 1914-1918.
Photographs by David Ridgway.
London & Oxford, Impress, 2014.

FRANCIS-JONES, R.C. (ed.)
Downside and the War 1939-1945. Containing memoirs of Old Gregorians who lost their lives during the Second World War.
St Gregory’s Society, [c.2000]

GIBB, James Hamilton Percival (1919-2005)
The Anglo-Saxon Cathedral at Sherborne.
With an appendix on documentary evidence by R.D.H. Gem.
Reprinted from The Archaeological Journal, Vol. 132, 1975.
The Royal Archaeological Institute.

GIBB, James Hamilton Percival (1919-2005)
The Battle of the Fonts and the Great Fire of Sherborne Abbey.
Sherborne, c.1985.

GIBB, James Hamilton Percival (1919-2005)
The Book of Sherborne.
Buckingham, Barracuda Books Ltd., 1981.

GIBB, James Hamilton Percival (1919-2005)
Fan Vaults and Medieval Sculpture of Sherborne Abbey.
Photographs by John Keeling.
Friends of Sherborne Abbey, c.1980.

GIBB, James Hamilton Percival (1919-2005)
The Almshouse of SS. John, Sherborne.
Beric Tempest, Great Britain, c.1990.

GIBB, James Hamilton Percival (1919-2005)
The Saxon Cathedral at Sherborne. An Account of Excavations carried out by Sherborne School Archaeological Society 1964-1968.
Reprinted from ‘The Shirburnian’, 1969.
Sherborne, c.1969.

GIBB, James Hamilton Percival (1919-2005)
Sherborne Abbey. Walk Round Guide.
Friends of Sherborne Abbey, 1985.

GIBB, James Hamilton Percival (1919-2005)
The Sherborne Conduit.
Sherborne, Shelleys, c.2003.

GIBB, James Hamilton Percival (1919-2005) & HAYWARD, John
The Stained Glass of Sherborne Abbey.
Friends of Sherborne Abbey, c.1998.

GOOD, Ronald.
The Lost Villages of Dorset.
The Dovecote Press, Wimborne, 1979.

GOODDEN, Cecil Phelips (1879-1969)
The Story of the Sherborne Pageant.
Sherborne, F. Bennett, 1905.

GOURLAY, Arthur Bellyse (1907-1976)
A History of Sherborne School.
Winchester, Warren & Son Ltd., 1951.

GOURLAY, Arthur Bellyse (1907-1976)
A History of Sherborne School.
Sherborne, Sawtells of Sherborne Ltd., 1971.

GRAHAM, Edward
Memorials of Wessex.
Dorchester, F.G. Longman, The Friary Press, 1933.
Inscribed: ‘D.B. Eperson’.
Stamped: ‘Sherborne School History Faculty Library’.

GRAY, Harold St. George (1872-1966)
Index to “Excavations in Cranborne Chase” and “King John’s House, Tollard Royal.” Also a memoir of General Pitt-Rivers … and a bibliographical list of his works, 1858-1900.
Volume V of the “Excavation series”.
Published by the author at Taunton Castle, Somerset, 1905.

GREEN, Emanuel
Bibliotheca Somersetensis: a catalogue of books, pamphlets (&c.) connected with Somerset.
Taunton, 1902.
3 volumes.
[An inventory of all books, deeds, documents and articles concerning Somerset]
Acquired c.1902.

HARSTON, Edward (1812-1873)
A Handbook to the Abbey Church of S. Mary, Sherborne.
London, John Henry & James Parker, 1858.
Inscribed: ‘J.E. Moor. From Mrs Knight’, ‘William Hammond, Liskeard’.
Donated to Sherborne School Library by W. Hammond, 1916. [William Hammond (1848-1924) attended Sherborne School (Foundationer & School House) 1857-1866.  Librarian and Curator at the Grand Lodge Library and Museum]

[HARSTON, Edward (1812-1873)]
Some account of Wolsey’s Great Bell, in Sherborne Abbey Church, by the Vicar [Edward Harston, Vicar of Sherborne 1854-1868], with the sermon preached by the Right Rev. The Lord Bishop of Salisbury, on the occasion of the dedication of the bell, which has been re-cast, to the service of God, on Tuesday, the 2nd of January, 1866.
Sherborne, James Ellis, 1866.

HILL, Michael
The Buildings of England: Dorset.
New Haven & London, Yale University Press, 2018.

HILL, Shelagh M.
Sherborne House and its people.
Dorchester, 1996.

HOARE, Richard Colt Sir (1758-1838)
Auncient Wiltescire.
London, William Miller, January 1810.
[No text. A collection of engraved plates (by the author) to illustrate archaeological sites, finds, etc. A presentation copy, signed by the author]
Inscribed: ‘To the Revd. John Skinner, with Sir Richard Colt Hoare’s compliments A.D. 1816’.
Acquired c.1909.

HUGHES, Henry Castree (1893-1976)
A Guide to the Neighbourhood of Sherborne and Yeovil.  Written by masters and boys of Sherborne School.
Edited by H.C. Hughes under the supervision of Mr W.B. Wildman.
Sherborne School Archaeological Society, Sherborne, 1911.
Printed by F. Bennett, Sherborne.
[Henry Castree Hughes attended Sherborne School (Abbey House) 1907-1911]

HUNT, Frederick George (1862-1989)
The Lady Chapel of the Abbey Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Sherborne.
Yeovil, Variprint Yeovil Ltd., 1972.
Bequeathed to Sherborne School Library by M.E.K. Westlake, 1987. [Max Edward Kenneth Westlake (1895-1987), attended Sherborne School (Abbey House) 1910-1914. Assistant Master at Sherborne School 1923-1962]

HUTCHINS, John (1693-1773)
The History and Antiquities of the County of Dorset.
London, W. Bowyer & J. Nichols, 1774 (1st ed.).
Volumes 1 & 2.
A5/14: Ex Libris E: Col: Reg: Oxon.
Donated to Sherborne School Library by William Heitland Blake, 3 April 1905. [William Heitland Blake (1853-1916), attended Jesus College, Cambridge. Headmaster of Sherborne Preparatory School 1880-1905]

HUTCHINS, John (1693-1773)
The History and Antiquities of the County of Dorset.
London, W. Bowyer & J. Nichols, 1813, 1814 (2nd ed.)
Volumes 1 & 2.
A5/15: Bookplates: Moor Park, Charles A.W. Troyte.
A5/16: Bookplate: Bridehead.

HUTCHINS, John (1693-1773)
The History and Antiquities of the County of Dorset.
Corrected, augmented and improved by Richard Gough.
London, Nichols, Son, and Bentley, 1813, 1815 (2nd ed.)
Volumes 3 & 4.
A5/18: Bookplate: Bridehead.

HUTCHINS, John (1693-1773)
The History and Antiquities of the County of Dorset.
Corrected, augmented, and improved by William Shipp and James Whitworth Hodson.
Westminster, John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1861-1870 (3rd ed.)
Volumes 1, 2, 3 & 4.
A5/22: inscribed ‘Dr Williams’
Donated to Sherborne School Library by H.H. House and E.H. House, c.1893. [Harry Hammond House (1863-), attended Sherborne School (School House) 1878-1882; Edward Hector House (1864-1904), attended Sherborne school (School House) 1878-1882]

HUTCHINS, John (1693-1773)
The History and Antiquities of Sherbourne in the County of Dorset.
Augmented, and continued to the present time by Richard Gough and John-Bower Nichols.
Adorned with a plan of the town and other plates.
London, printed by Nichols, Son, and Bentley, and sold by Mr Penny and Mr Hodges, booksellers, Sherborne, 1815.
Interleaved copy.
Inscribed: ‘R. Lyon’ [Ralph Lyon (1795-1856), Headmaster of Sherborne School 1823-1845]
Annotated [by Ralph Lyon?]
Purchased by Judge F.A. Philbrick KC at Sotheby’s Auction Rooms, London, December 1907.
Donated to Sherborne School Library by Frederick Adolphus Philbrick, April 1908.

HUTCHINS, John (1693-1773)
The History and Antiquities of Sherbourne in the County of Dorset.
Augmented, and continued to the present time by Richard Gough and John-Bower Nichols.
Adorned with a plan of the town and other plates.
London, printed by Nichols, Son, and Bentley, and sold by Mr Penny and Mr Hodges, booksellers, Sherborne, 1815.
Annotated.

KEEN, Laurence & ELLIS, Peter
Sherborne Abbey and School. Excavations 1972-76 and 1990.
Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society, 2005.
Monograph Series: number 16.

KERR, Barbara
Bound to the Soil: A Social History of Dorset 1750-1918.
London, John Baker, 1968.

LANG, W.D. (ed.)
A Short History of St. Andrew’s Church, Charmouth.
Charmouth, 1958.
Bequeathed to Sherborne School Library by M.E.K. Westlake, c.1987. [Max Edward Kenneth Westlake (1895-1987), attended Sherborne School (Abbey House) 1910-1914; Assistant Master at Sherborne School 1923-1962].

LATHAM, Agnes and YOUINGS, Joyce
The Letters of Sir Walter Ralegh, edited by Agnes Latham and Joyce Youings.
University of Exeter Press, 1999.

LEACH, Arthur Francis (1851-1915)
Sherborne School before, under, and after Edward VI.
Reprinted from the Archaeological Journal, March 1898.
London, 1898.

LEADER SCOTT pseud (Lucy E. BAXTER) (1837-1902)
The Life of William Barnes: poet and philologist.
London and New York, Macmillan and Co., 1887.
Donated to Sherborne School Library by A.B. Gourlay, 1971.

LEGG, Rodney (1947-2011)
Ghosts of Dorset, Devon and Somerset.
By Rodney Legg, Mary Collier and Tom Perrott.
Milborne Port, Dorset Publishing Co. [1974]

LEGG, Rodney (1947-2011)
Sherborne and Castleton. Abbey, Town and School.
Bath, CPI Bath Press, 2004.

LESTER, Lester Vallis, afterwards LESTER-GARLAND (1860-1944)
A Memoir of Hugo Daniel Harper, D.D. Late Principal of Jesus College, Oxford and for many years Head-Master of Sherborne School, Dorset.
London, Longmans, Green & Co., 1896.

LONG, E.T.
The Parish Churches of Cattistock (St Peter & St Paul) and Chilfrome (Holy Trinity).
Gloucester, The British Publishing Co. Ltd., c.1970.
Bequeathed to Sherborne School Library by M.E.K. Westlake, c.1987. [Max Edward Kenneth Westlake (1895-1987), attended Sherborne School (Abbey House) 1910-1914; Assistant Master at Sherborne School 1923-1962].

LYSONS, Rev. Daniel (1762-1834)
Magna Britannia: a topographical account of the several counties of Great Britain. Volume 6: Devonshire.
London, 1822 (1st ed.)
Inscribed: ‘A Hamilton Bampton, January ‘44’; ‘M.EA. Byon’.
Donated by G. Pring, March 1978. [Geoffrey Pring (1905-), attended Sherborne School (Lyon House) 1919-1924]

MARSDEN, Frederick
A Short History of Sherborne Silk Mill from 1753 onwards.
Journal of the Sherborne Historical Society, vol.8, 1971.

MARSDEN, Frederick
Sherborne Mill from Silks to Glass.
Sherborne, The Abbey Press, 1980.

MAYO, Charles Herbert (1845-1929)
A Historic Guide to The Almshouse of St. John Baptist and St. John the Evangelist, Sherborne.
Oxford University Press, 1933.

MAYO, Charles Herbert (1845-1929)
The Official Guide to the Abbey Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Sherborne, with a sufficient historical setting.
Sherborne, F. Bennett & Co., 1925.
Includes:
Appendix 1: chronological table of some chief events; Bishops of Sherborne; Abbots of Sherborne; Vicars of Sherborne; Four Curates.
Appendix 2: heraldry of Sherborne Abbey Church; arms in the nave; rebuses in the nave; arms on monuments – Horsey tomb, Leweston tomb, Walcot tablet, Digby monuments, Mildmay monument, on the exterior of the Chapel of St Mary at Bow, among modern decorations on the choir vaulting, arms now placed within the Lady Chapel.
Appendix 3: church goods and ornaments.
Appendix 4: St Mary’s Church plate now existing.
Appendix 5: the Church Bells.
Appendix 6: the organ.
Appendix 7: the choir of singers.
Appendix 8: ceremonial at the Paschal and Corpus Christi Observances.
Appendix 9: the parish registers.
Appendix 10: visitations of the plaque; small pox.
Appendix 11: fires in Sherborne (Mrs Boucher’s, c.1736; in Hound Street, 1784; at Mr Scott’s Castle Mill, 1807).
Appendix 12: some church orders.
Inscribed: ‘Presented to the Rev. Canon C.H. Mayo, D.Litt. by the Sherborne and Castleton Parochial Council in grateful recognition of the thought and time which he has so freely given to the writing of this book which they feel confident will be the standard work of reference for the Abbey for many years to come. August, 1925.’
Donated to Sherborne School Library by Joseph Fowler, 1945.

MCKAY, Stanley George (1916-1997)
Foster’s. The Story of a Dorset School.
Dorchester, Friary Press Ltd., 1975.

MILLS, Anthony David
The Place-Names of Dorset.
Parts 1-3.
English Place-Name Society.
Cambridge University Press, 1977, 1980, 1989.

MONRO, James & WOOLLEY, T.G.
The Parish Church of St. Mary and St. James, Hazelbury Bryan, Dorset.
Dorchester, 1968.
Bequeathed to Sherborne School Library by M.E.K. Westlake, c.1987. [Max Edward Kenneth Westlake (1895-1987), attended Sherborne School (Abbey House) 1910-1914; Assistant Master at Sherborne School 1923-1962].

MORSHEAD, Sir Owen
The Story of the Parish Church of St. Mary, Sturminster Newton.
Gloucester, The British Publishing Co. Ltd., 1971.
Bequeathed to Sherborne School Library by M.E.K. Westlake, c.1987. [Max Edward Kenneth Westlake (1895-1987), attended Sherborne School (Abbey House) 1910-1914; Assistant Master at Sherborne School 1923-1962].

MORRIS, Claver (1659?-1727)
The Diary of a West Country Physician, A.D. 1684-1726, edited by Edmund Hobhouse.
London, Simpkin Marshall, Ltd., 1935 (2nd ed.)

OXFORD, Alec
The known history of the shops in Cheap Street, Sherborne.
Published by the Somerset & Dorset Family History Society on behalf of the Sherborne Museum, 2005.

PAGE, William (ed.)
A History of Somerset.
The Victoria History of the Counties of England.
Volume 1: London, James Street, Haymarket, 1906.
Volume 2: London, Constable & Co., Ltd., 1911.

PAGE, William (ed.)
The Victoria History of the County of Dorset.
Volume 2.
The Victoria History of the Counties of England.
Volume 2: London, Archibald Constable & Co. Ltd., 1908.

PENN, Susan & Ray
A History of Long Street, Sherborne.
Published by the Somerset & Dorset Family History Society on behalf of the Sherborne Museum, 2008.

PENTIN, Herbert
Milton Abbey.
Milton Abbey Church Standing Committee, 1964.
Bequeathed to Sherborne School Library by M.E.K. Westlake, c.1987. [Max Edward Kenneth Westlake (1895-1987), attended Sherborne School (Abbey House) 1910-1914; Assistant Master at Sherborne School 1923-1962].

PERKINS, Thomas & PENTIN, Herbert
Memorials of Old Dorset.
London, Bemrose & Sons Ltd., 1907.
Includes articles by Rev. Thomas Perkins (Historic Dorset), C.S. Prideaux (Barrows of Dorset), J.E. Acland (Roman Occupation of Dorset), Rev. Thomas Perkins (Churches of Dorset), W. de C. Prideaux (Memorial Brasses of Dorset), W.B. Wildman (Sherborne), Rev. Herbert Pentin (Milton Abbey), Rev. Thomas Perkins (Wimborne Minster), Sidney Heath (Ford Abbey), Bishop of Durham (Dorchester), Sidney Heath (Weymouth), Mrs King Warry (Isle of Portland), A.D. Moullin (Isle of Purbeck), Albert Bankes (Corfe Castle), W.K. Gill (Poole), Rev. R. Grosvenor Bartelot (Bridport), Rev. Thomas Perkins (Shaftesbury), Miss Wood Homer (Piddletown & Athelhampton), Albert Bankes (Wolfeton House), Miss M. Jourdain (Literary Associations of Dorset), Hermann Lea (Dorset Superstitions).

PIKE, William Thomas
A Dictionary of Edwardian Biography, Dorset.
Edinburgh, Peter Bell, 1983.
[A reprint of the biographical part of the Dorset section of ‘Wilts and Dorset at the Opening of the Twentieth Century: Contemporary Biographies’, first published in 1906]

PITMAN, Gerald Harold D. (1930-2002)
Sherborne Observed. A handbook to the conservation area and its setting.
Sherborne, 1983.

PITMAN, Gerald Harold D. (1930-2002)
Saint Mary Magdalene, Castleton, Sherborne, Dorset.
Yeovil, Variprint Ltd., 1970.
Bequeathed to Sherborne School Library by M.E.K. Westlake, c.1987. [Max Edward Kenneth Westlake (1895-1987), attended Sherborne School (Abbey House) 1910-1914; Assistant Master at Sherborne School 1923-1962].

PITT-RIVERS, Augustus Henry Lane-Fox (1827-1900)
Excavations in Cranborne Chase, near Rushmore, on the borders of Dorset and Wilts. 1880-1888.  Excavations in Romano-British village, Rotherley; Excavations in Winkelbury camp; Excavations in British barrows and Anglo-Saxon cemetery, Winkelbury Hill.
Volume II.
Printed Privately, London, 1888.

PITT-RIVERS, Augustus Henry Lane-Fox (1827-1900)
King John’s House, Tollard Royal, Wilts.
Printed Privately, London, 1890.

PITT-RIVERS, Augustus Henry Lane-Fox (1827-1900)
Excavations in Bokerly and Wansdyke, Dorset and Wilts. 1888-1891.
Volume III.
Printed Privately, London, 1892.

PRINCE, Rev. John (1643-1723)
Danmonii orientales illustrate: or The Worthies of Devon.
London, 1810 (2nd ed.)
[Originally published 1701. Gives biographies and other information about many Devon, notables]
Donated by G. Pring, March 1978. [Geoffrey Pring (1905-), attended Sherborne School (Lyon House) 1919-1924]

PUGH, R.B.
The Victoria History of the County of Dorset, edited by R.B. Pugh.
Volume 3, with index to volume 2.
The Victoria History of the Counties of England.
Oxford University Press, 1968.

RIDGEWAY, Huw
Sherborne Abbey. Guide Book.
London, 2014.

ROPER, John
Forde Abbey. An illustrated survey of the former Cistercian Monastery, now the Dorset home of the Roper family. History and description of the contents and gardens written by John Roper.
Derby, English Life Publications Ltd., 1968.
Bequeathed to Sherborne School Library by M.E.K. Westlake, c.1987. [Max Edward Kenneth Westlake (1895-1987), attended Sherborne School (Abbey House) 1910-1914; Assistant Master at Sherborne School 1923-1962].

ROYAL COMMISSION ON HISTORICAL MONUMENTS (ENGLAND)
An Inventory of the historical monuments in Dorset.
Volume 1, West.  1952.
Volume 2, South-East, part 2. 1970.
Volume 3, Central Dorset, part 2. 1970.
Volume 4, North Dorset. 1972.
Volume 5, East Dorset. 1975.
London, Her Majesty’s Stationery Office.

RUTTER, John (1796-1851)
Delineations of Fonthill and its Abbey.
Shaftesbury, 1823 (1st ed.).
[Subscriber’s copy of this privately-published work, which was so successful that there were six editions in the same year.  It provides a detailed history and description of Fonthill, with illustrative plates.  Dedicated to Susannah Euphemia (née Beckford), Duchess of Hamilton and Brandon]
Inscribed ‘Emma Bingham 1823’.
Acquired by Sherborne School in 1928.

SALE, Geoffrey
Four Hundred Years a School. A Short History of King’s School, Bruton.
Dorchester, The Friary Press, c.1970.

SARKAR, Dilip
Angriff Westland. The Battle of Britain Air Raids ‘through the looking glass’.
Foreword by HRH Prince Andrew, Duke of York.
Worcester, Ramrod Publications, 1994.
Inscribed: ‘To Sherborne School, with many thanks for your help, Best wishes Dilip Sarkar, 25.09.94.’

SHERBORNE JOURNAL, THE
The New Year’s Address of the men who carry the Sherborne Journal for the year 1830.
Single page.

SHERBORNE MISSAL, THE
Reproductions of full pages and details of ornament from the Missal executed between the years 1396 and 1407 for Sherborne Abbey Church and now preserved in the Library of The Duke of Northumberland at Alnwick Castle. 
With an introduction by J.A. Herbert.
Oxford University Press, 1920.
Printed for presentation to members of The Roxburghe Club.
Presented to Sherborne School Library by His Grace the Duke of Northumberland, February 1921.

SHERBORNE SCHOOL FOR GIRLS
Sherborne School for Girls 1899-1949.
Sherborne, 1949.

SOMERSET AND DORSET NOTES AND QUERIES/ NOTES AND QUERIES FOR SOMERSET AND DORSET (journal)
Somerset and Dorset Notes and Queries/Notes and Queries for Somerset and Dorset.
Sherborne, J.C. Sawtell.
Vol.1 (1890)-Vol.12 (1923)

STEWART ROBERTS, Mary (1856-1934)
Sherborne, Oxford and Cambridge. Recollections of Mrs Ernest Stewart Roberts.
With an introduction by Rose Macaulay.
London, Martin Hopkinson Ltd., 1934.

SYER, George V.
The Church of St Candida (St Wite) and Holy Cross, Whitchurch Canonicorum.
Bridport, 1975.
Bequeathed to Sherborne School Library by M.E.K. Westlake, c.1987. [Max Edward Kenneth Westlake (1895-1987), attended Sherborne School (Abbey House) 1910-1914; Assistant Master at Sherborne School 1923-1962].

TAYLOR, C.C.
Wimborne Minster.
Reprinted from the Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society, vol. 89, pp.168-170, 1968.

WARNE, Charles (1802-1887)
Ancient Dorset. The Celtic, Roman, Saxon, and Danish Antiquities of the County, including the early coinage. 
With an introduction to the ethnology of Dorset by Dr. T. William Wake Smart.
Bournemouth, 1872.
Donated to Sherborne School Library by Charles Warne, 1873.

WARNE, Charles (1802-1887)
The Saxon, Danish and Norman Mints of Dorsetshire.
Bournemouth, 1872.

WARNE, Charles (1802-1887)
The Celtic Tumuli of Dorset: an account of personal and other researches in the sepulchral mounds of the Durotriges.
London, 1866.

WARNER, Rev. Richard (1763-1857)
An History of the Abbey of Glaston and of the Town of Glastonbury.
Bath, Richard Cruttwell, 1826.
[Includes an account of all Abbots; and lengthy description of the 20 engraved plates. This work was limited to 250 copies, priced at six guineas]
Acquired between 1861 and 1894 (c.1890).

WELLS NATURAL HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY
The Stones of Wells Cathedral, by L.S.C. & F.S.W.
c.1974 (2nd ed.)

WESTERN FLYING POST, OR SHERBORNE AND YEOVIL MERCURY, THE
The Western Flying Post, or Sherborne and Yeovil Mercury.
Newspaper printed at Sherborne by Robert Goadby.
13 January 1755 (no.307, vol.7)
10 February 1755 (no.311, vol.7)
1 September 1755 (no.340, vol.7)
8 February 1768 (supplement)
22 February 1768 (supplement)
The Weekly Miscellany; or Agreeable and Instructive Entertainer… A Work formed for the entertainment of the purchasers of the Sherborne Mercury, 23 December 1782 (Printed by Rachel Goadby & Co., at Sherborne)

WHEELER, R.E. Mortimer (1890-1976)
Maiden Castle, Dorset.
Reports of the Research Committee of the Society of Antiquaries of London; no. 12.
Oxford, University Press for the Society of Antiquaries, 1943.

WHITAKER, Rev. John (1735-1808)
The Ancient Cathedral of Cornwall, historically surveyed.
By John Whitaker, B.D., Rector of Ruan-Lanyhorne, Cornwall.
London, John Stockdale, 1804 (1st ed.)
2 volumes in 1.
[Chiefly an account of the development, architecture and decoration of Cornish churches, monasteries, etc., with their relationship to other parts of England.  The appendices consist of essays on The Origin of Chess; The Origin of Freemasons; A Victory of St German in Wales]

WILDMAN, William Beauchamp (1852-1922)
A Short History of Sherborne from 705 A.D.
Sherborne, F. Bennett, 1911 (3rd ed.)
No. 37 of 100.
Inscribed ‘Nowell Smith’.
Stuck inside the cover is a newspaper report of the death of W.B. Wildman.

WILDMAN, William Beauchamp (1852-1922)
Life of S. Ealdhelm.  First Bishop of Sherborne.
London, Chapman & Hall, 1905.
Inscribed: ‘A. Field’.  [Arthur Field (1872-1960) attended Sherborne School (Wildman’s) 1885-1889. Curate of Sherborne 1898-1905. Rector of Spetisbury 1905-1924; Commissioner Diocese of Singapore 1914-1920. Lived at Greenhill House, Sherborne]

WILKINS, William (1778-1839)
Report on the State of Repair of Sherborne Church.
Ordered to be printed and circulated by the inhabitants assembled in vestry on the 8th day of October 1828.
Sherborne, Harker & Penny at the Mercury Office, 1828.
At the back is pasted in a typescript copy of W.D. Caroe’s report on the proposed opening out of the Lady Chapel at Sherborne Abbey, June 1918.
Annotated (by Dr Ralph Lyon).
Bookplate: Ralph Lyon, D.D. [Ralph Lyon (1795-1856), Headmaster of Sherborne School 1823-1845]
Inscribed: ‘Given me by Canon Lyon, Vicar of Sherborne, 22 July 1907, W.B. Wildman. 6 July 1921, given by me to Sherborne School Library in memory of my dear son Arthur Henry Wildman O.S. killed in action, 14 Sept. 1915’, ‘The notes in this book are those of Dr Lyon.’

WILLIAMS, Barry
So Many Opportunities. A Historical Portrait of Sherborne School for Girls 1899-1999.
London, James & James Ltd., 1998.

WILLIS, Robert (1800-1875)
Sherborne Minister.
With illustrations by the Rev. John Louis Petit FSA.
Reprinted from The Archaeological Journal, vol. 22, September 1865.

WINGFIELD DIGBY, Maria
Sir Walter Raleigh.
Pitkin Publishing, 2018.

WRIGHT, Basil (ed.)
King’s School, Bruton, Remembered.
Castle Cary Press, c.1991.

 

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