Artist: Grimm, Samuel Hieronymus
Medium: Ink wash on paper
Cerne Abbey was founded in 987 AD and the village flourished as a monastic centre for several hundred years. When Henry VIII dissolved the monasteries in 1539 the town lost its focus and it turned its attention to beer brewing and the shoe making industry. Cerne Abbas is possibly best known for the 180 ft figure hewn into the chalk on Giant's Hill.