Old Sarum: Reconstructing a lost Wiltshire Masterpiece

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 19:30

Booking: No booking required.

£2.00 members; £3.50 non-members. Payable on the door.

A talk by Allan Brodie, English Heritage. The Cathedral at Old Sarum ceased to be a place of worship almost 800 years ago and the building today is simply a series of marks in the ground. But hundreds of fragments in the museum store and in English Heritage’s stone store suggest that by the mid-12th century the cathedral was a magnificent tribute to its powerful patron Bishop Roger of Salisbury.  This lecture will focus on Bishop Roger's Cathedral and other buildings influenced by Old Sarum to illustrate its importance to the county and country’s artistic life.

Allan Brodie is an architectural historian for English Heritage who recently contributed to the fourth volume of The Salisbury Museum’s medieval catalogue series. Allan contributed an essay on the architectural history of Old Sarum and the incredible sculpture we have in the Museum’s medieval collection.

A lecture in the Salisbury Museum Archaeology Lectures (SMAL) series. Note this is the last in the series for the time being.