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Remains of Old Sarum Castle and Cathedral, Salisbury

Description: Remains of Old Sarum Castle and Cathedral

Grade: I
Date Listed: 12 October 1972
English Heritage Building ID: 318843

OS Grid Reference: SU1375832699
OS Grid Coordinates: 413758, 132699
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0934, -1.8049

Location: Salisbury, Wiltshire SP1 3YS

Locality: Salisbury
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SP1 3YS

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There is also a scheduled monument with a similar name, Old Sarum, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This is probably the same structure or related to it in some way.

Listing Text

Remains of Old Sarum
1594 Castle & Cathedral
SU 1332 12/380

Stone abutments of original dra+xbridge remain at east entrance. Remains of
late C12 gatehouse, 2 towers with semi circular fronts. To south west of
gatehouse the remains of bakehouse with hearths and ovens. Remains of Keep
still standing, a range of buildings round an inner court. To the south of
south west Postern gate remains a massive battered base to tower. To the
south east one surviving wall with stone bench of the C13 Hall. Best preserved
section of curtain wall by the Postern gate and Hall. Another range on south
east. Norman masonry 12 ft thick, the walkway survives. Only outlines of
the foundations of the Cathedral remain. The undercroft of the Chapter House
is preserved. AM.

Listing NGR: SU1376532703

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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