Cathedral Layout at Old Sarum.
11th c. British Romanesque Architecture
Salisbury. Wiltshire. Great Britain.
The close partnership between church and state in the 11th century obviated the construction of a cathedral close to the royal castle. One hundred fifty years laterKing John was excommunicated for a while by the Pope. The clergy had for a while wanted to enlarge the cathedral in any case and chose property of the Bishop's own to construct a new market town called Salisbury. The Cathedral at Salisbury was begun in 1220 and the one you see here was allowed to fall into decline.
BRITISH | Cathedral Layout at Old Sarum. | 1070-1100 | British | Romanesque
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