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They were probably transported by ox-cart owing to the obstruction to boats on the River Nadder caused by its many weirs and watermills.
The cathedral is considered a masterpiece of Early English architecture.
Following its relocation, a settlement grew up around it, drawing residents from Old Sarum and Wilton.
The new town received its city charter in 1227 under the name , which continued to be its official name until 2009 when the Salisbury City Council was established. The Nadder, Ebble, Wylye, and Bourne are tributary to the Hampshire Avon, which flows to the south coast and into the sea at Christchurch in Dorset.
Salisbury was the site chosen to assemble James II's forces to resist the Glorious Revolution.
He arrived to lead his approximately men on 19 November 1688.
Brittonic *-dūnon, meaning "fortress" (in reference to the fort that stood at Old Sarum), was replaced by its Old English equivalent -burg. The form "Sarum" is a Latinization of Sar, a medieval abbreviation for Middle English Sarisberie.
uniting his former sees of Sherborne and Ramsbury into a single diocese which covered the counties of Dorset, Wiltshire, and Berkshire.
Its cathedral was formerly located to the north at Old Sarum.There are rich fields and fertile valleys abounding in the fruits of the earth and watered by the living stream.There is a seat for the Virgin Patroness of our church to which the world cannot produce a parallel.The wall now has five gates: the High Street Gate, Gate were the original ones while a fifth was constructed in the 19th century to allow access to Bishop Wordsworth's School in the Cathedral Close.During his time in the city, the composer Handel stayed in a room above St Ann's gate.