East view from Abbotsbury Castle
Artist: Grimm, Samuel Hieronymus
Medium: Ink wash on paper
Abbotsbury Castle, an Iron Age (500BC - 50AD) hill fort, was built strategically on top of Wears Hill, the highest point in the area. The Celtic tribes living here at the time had commanding views over the county, particularly the Isle of Portland, and could potentially spot marine invaders far away from the mainland.