Abbotsbury, St Catherine's Chapel f.106
Artist: Grimm, Samuel Hieronymus
Medium: Ink wash on paper
This 14th-century chapel was built high up on Catherine's Hill by Benedictine monks to act as a beacon for pilgrims making their way to the abbey nearby. Due to its lofty position it has also helped to guide shipping along the rocky Dorset coast. Since St Catherine is the patron saint of unwedded women, maidens from the surrounding areas would visit here to pray for a husband.