Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

OLD SARUM


OLD SARUM
Photo Luc Hermans

An iron age fort strengthened and enlarged with a large circular earthwork in 1070. A Cathedral church was built in 1092 and extended in the early 12th century and its outline is still visible, the cathedral having been demolished and rebuilt in Salisbury nearby. The site was abandoned maily due to a its poor water supply and it was in decay by the mid 15th century.

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Outline of the church photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan
Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Luc Hermans Photo Luc Hermans

Aerial photo ©Paul R. Davis

 

Directions
2 miles north of Salisbury on the A245
Castle Rd, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP1 3SD

 



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