Old Sarum

Derek Renn, Old Sarum (London: English Heritage, 1994).

Pamphlet with interesting reconstruction views by Peter Dunn of the appearance of the hill fort, the castle and the cathedral. Bibliography for further reading.


Nikolaus Pevsner, Wiltshire , from The Buildings of England (Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England: Penguin Books Ltd., 1975).


The Religious Houses of Wiltshire, from A History of Wiltshire, III (Dawson Publishing, 1956).

Contains chapters on ecclesiastical history from 1087 to 1956, Roman Catholicism and Protestant Nonconformity, along with individual chapters on the cathedral, abbeys, priories, friaries, hospitals and colleges in Wiltshire. Substance is mainly documentary history. Excellent source book. Few illustrations.


Laurence Keen and Thomas Cocke, eds., “Medieval Art and Architecture at Salisbury Cathedral.” The British Archaeological Association Conference Transactions, XVII.

Contains a small version of the RCHME plan of the cathedral. Twelve articles include Diana Greenway on St. Osmund, Gavin Simpson on dendrochronological evidence, Peter Draper and Virginia Jansen on cathedral architecture, M.F. Hearn and Lee Willis on the Lady Chapel, Richard Morris on buttressing, Tim Tatton-Brown on the spire, Pamel Blum on sculpture in the chapter house, James King on sculpture at Old Sarum, Freda Anderson on tomb-slabs, Christopher Norton on pavements and Richard Marks on stained glass.