Abbotsbury, St Catherine's Chapel north window
Artist: Grimm, Samuel Hieronymus
Medium: Ink wash on paper
St Catherine's Chapel stands high on a hilltop overlooking the village below. Built in the 14th century by the Benedictine monks from the abbey nearby, it acted as a landmark to both pilgrims making their way to the abbey and to ships far out along the coast. Unmarried women from the surrounding areas would come to pray for a husband here as St Catherine was the patron saint of philosophers, virgins and the unwedded.