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Dorchester, ancient fortifications

Dorchester, ancient fortifications

Artist: Grimm, Samuel Hieronymus

Medium: Ink on paper

Date: 1773

Shelfmark: Additional MS 15545

Item number: f.164

Length: 18.8

Width: 27

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Manuscript

Dorchester was a pre-Roman settlement and later became a Roman town. This view is likely to be of Iron Age ramparts near Dorchester, named Dyke Hill. Here there are two huge ramparts which protect a large area of 114 acres. The other sides of the enclosed area are protected by the Rivers Thame and Thames.

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