SHERBORNE ABBEY

The George Digby Wingfield Digby Memorial

Sherborne Abbey - George Digby Wingfield Digby Memorial

In front of the abbey, between the grass and the road, there is a large and elegant Victorian memorial.  It was erected in 1884 in memory of George Digby Wingfield Digby, the Abbey's greatest 19th century benefactor.  At the four corners are bronze statuettes of St Aldhelm, Bishop Roger, Abbot Bradford and Sir Walter Raleigh.  A bronze plaque, facing south, presents the profile of Mr Digby.

Sherborne Abbey - George Digby Wingfield Digby Memorial - Bishop Roger

Sherborne Abbey - George Digby Wingfield Digby Memorial - St Aldhelm

Sherborne Abbey - George Digby Wingfield Digby Memorial - Mr Digby

Sherborne Abbey - George Digby Wingfield Digby Memorial - Sir Walter Raleigh

Sherborne Abbey - George Digby Wingfield Digby Memorial - Abbot Bradford

Bishop Roger

St Aldhelm

Mr Digby

Sir Walter Raleigh Abbot Bradford