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Nottington Well

Nottington Well

Artist: Grimm, Samuel Hieronymus

Medium: Ink wash on paper

Date: 1790

Shelfmark: Additional MS 15538

Item number: f.60

Length: 243

Width: 181

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Manuscript

A drawing in ink of Nottington well near Weymouth in Dorset. This springwater well was one of a number off the road known as Broadway. At the time Grimm made this picture, it was commonly used by farmers as a 'cure' for sick cattle and dogs. By the 1820s, however, Nottington gained a reputation as a spa and wells like this were visited by upper-middle-class townsfolk who used the waters as a restorative.

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