A report on Saint OsmundOld Sarum and Use of Sarum

A reconstruction of Old Sarum in the 12th century, housed at Salisbury Cathedral
Salisbury Cathedral, which developed the Sarum Use in the Middle Ages.
Saint Osmond
An 1829 sketch of Old Sarum by John Constable, displaying the site of the abandoned hillfort
A page from a Sarum missal. The woodcut shows an altar shortly before the English Reformation.
A 1916 plan of Old Sarum by the Ordnance Survey (300 ft ≈ 92 m)
Illustration from a manuscript on the Sarum Rite, c. 1400
Aerial view of Old Sarum
The present ruins: the exposed foundations of the cathedral in the foreground and the Norman central motte behind
The exposed foundations of the cathedral

1070–1078) and as the second bishop of Salisbury, or Old Sarum.

- Saint Osmund

In 1078, William of Normandy appointed Osmund, a Norman nobleman, as bishop of Salisbury (the period name of the site whose ruins are now known as Old Sarum).

- Use of Sarum

Third was the formation of the "Sarum Use."

- Saint Osmund

He and Saint Osmund began the construction of the first Salisbury cathedral but neither lived to see its completion in 1092.

- Old Sarum

Osmund was a cousin of William the Conqueror and Lord Chancellor of England; he was responsible for the codification of the Sarum Rite, the compilation of the Domesday Book, and—after centuries of advocacy from Salisbury's bishops—was finally canonized by Pope Callixtus III in 1457.

- Old Sarum

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