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East view from Abbotsbury Castle

East view from Abbotsbury Castle

Artist: Grimm, Samuel Hieronymus

Medium: Ink wash on paper

Date: 1790

Shelfmark: Additional MS 15537

Item number: f.116

Genre: Manuscript

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.

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