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Decoy outhouse at Abbotsbury

Decoy outhouse at Abbotsbury

Artist: Grimm, Samuel Hieronymus

Medium: Ink wash on paper

Date: 1773

Shelfmark: Additional MS 15537

Item number: f.91

Genre: Manuscript

Abbotsbury, situated at one end of the Fleet Lagoon (and in the vicinity of Chesil Beach and the Isle of Portland), was once the site of a monastery which maintained a swannery. It is also the home of the oldest duck decoy in England where ducks would be enticed into the area and the killed for the monks to eat.

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