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Definition of Old Sarum in English:

A hill in southern England 3 km (2 miles) north of Salisbury, the site of an ancient Iron Age settlement and hill fort, and later of a Norman castle and town. The settlement fell into decline after the new cathedral and town of Salisbury were established in 1220, and the site was deserted.

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