Plan of the Norman city

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Plan of the Norman city

Comparison with plans of the Anglo-Saxon town will show the dramatic impact of the new Norman rulers on the city. At the north end of the walled area, at Rougemont, a new castle dominated the city. In Cathedral Close, the area occupied by the new Norman cathedral was much greater than the old Saxon minster, and the area occupied by the houses of the clergy also seems to have been increased. In the western quarter of the city the new priory dedicated to St Nicholas was built.

Source: Kain, R. and Ravenhill, W. (eds) 1999, Historical Atlas of South-West England.

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