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Salisbury Cathedral
Public DomainSalisbury Cathedral - Credit: John Constable
 Salisbury is a medieval city in the county of Wiltshire, its origins going back to the Roman era over 2,000 years ago.

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The tower and spire of Salisbury Cathedral constitute the highest medieval stone structure in Britain, at 404 feet. Recent research suggests that massive hurricane damage in 1362 led to wooden renovations having to be made to the interior of the spire.

The original cathedral was built at Old Sarum between 1075-1092; work on the current cathedral began in 1220. Although the main cathedral was completed within 100 years, building works continued over the centuries, concluding with the completion of Wren Hall in 1720.

Old Sarum, site of the original cathedral
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeOld Sarum, site of the original cathedral - Credit: Chris Gunns