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ID: 5000946
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Old Sarum (deserted settlement)  Old Sarum (deserted settlement)

Coordinates:
Lat: 51 46 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 51.7667  decimal degrees
Long: 001 49 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -1.8167  decimal degrees

Note: Notable for remains of Early Iron Age fort, Roman station, and Saxon and Norman town; cathedral was built by bishop Osmund 1078-1099, and razed in 1331 to provide spolia for Salisbury Cathedral; population was slowly lost to neighboring New Sarum (Salisbury).

Names:
Old Sarum (preferred,C,V)
Searesbyrig (H,V)  ............ named by Kenric in 552 AD
Sorviodunum (H,V)
Sorbiodunum (H,V)  ............ name of Roman station on this site
Sorbiodoni (H,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United Kingdom (nation)  ........  United Kingdom (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of England (country)  ............  England (country) (P)
Hierarchy of Wiltshire (county)  ................  Wiltshire (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Old Sarum (deserted settlement)  ....................  Old Sarum (deserted settlement) (P)

Additional Parents:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Roman Empire (former nation/state/empire)  ....  Roman Empire (former nation/state/empire) (P,H)
Hierarchy of Britannia (province)  ........  Britannia (province) (P)
Hierarchy of Old Sarum (deserted settlement)  ............  Old Sarum (deserted settlement) (P,H)

Place Types:
deserted settlement (preferred, C)  ............  first established as an ancient British fort; was slowly deserted by mid-19th cen.
inhabited place (H)
episcopal see (H)  ............  from 1075 (when the see was transferred from Sherbourne) until 1220
fortification (H)  ............  was a Roman fort
fort (H)

Sources and Contributors:
Old Sarum..........  [GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
....................  Blue Guide: England (1980) 150
....................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 146
Searesbyrig..........  [VP]
.......................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1932) 602
Sorbiodoni..........  [VP]
.......................  Athena, Romano-British Sites [online] (2000)
Sorbiodunum..........  [VP]
.......................  Oxford: English Place Names (1960) 602
Sorviodunum..........  [VP]
.......................  Blue Guide: England (1980) 150
.......................  Romano-British Placenames [online] (1999) accessed 20 September 2004
Subject: .....  [GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Athena, Romano-British Sites [online] (2000)
..................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1932) 602
..................  Blue Guide: England (1980) 150
..................  Oxford: English Place Names (1960) 602
..................  Romano-British Placenames [online] (1999) accessed 20 September 2004
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 146
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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