New Sarum

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New Sarum,

England: see SalisburySalisbury
or New Sarum
, town (1991 pop. 36,890), Wiltshire, S England. A market town, Salisbury was founded in 1220 when the bishopric was moved there from Old Sarum. Squares or "checkers" are characteristic of the regular plan of the town.
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Its decline was sparked by the rise of narby New Sarum - now Salisbury.
Tucked between chapters on the first New Sarum years and the final flowering is a chapter that returns to Exeter, this time to reveal the remarkable articulation of the liturgy under John de Grandisson (1328-1369), a man obsessed with detail.
Kate Heusser, 44, (pictured right with host Chris Tarrant) recent- ly became the first woman and only the second British contestant to scoop pounds 500,000 for knowing that New Sarum was the former name for Salisbury.