In November 1877, the foundations were dug for the Big School Room (BSR): allegedly half as deep as the building is high. This new assembly hall was the vision of Headmaster H.D. Harper.
Find out more about the building of the BSR and why Prince Leopold missed the opening ceremony.
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Posted 1 November 2017 by Sherborne School Archives.