Old Sarum, Salisbury, Wiltshire

Old Sarum, Salisbury, Wiltshire
Photograph taken May 1988 © Crown copyright. Historic England Archive ref: nmr 4117/14

An aerial view of Old Sarum showing the motte and bailey castle and the remains of the medieval bishop's palace. The bishop's seat was transferred to nearby Salisbury in 1219 which gradually led to the decline of the Old Sarum site. This site is now in the care of English Heritage (2010).

Location

Wiltshire Salisbury

Period

Medieval (Middle Ages) (1066 - 1484)

Themes

Tags

castle motte bailey ditch cathedral bishop palace aerial view prehistoric defence medieval (1066 - 1484) english heritage