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Peveril Point, Swanage

Peveril Point, Swanage

Artist: Grimm, Samuel Hieronymus

Medium: Ink wash on paper

Date: 1790

Shelfmark: Additional MS 15537

Item number: f.157

Length: 18.8

Width: 26.8

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Manuscript

Peveril Point is a stone headland, formed from a bed of limestone known as Purbeck Marble. Swanage was from very early times a fishing village, and was recorded in a Saxon chronicle of 877 AD as being the scene of a naval victory over the Danes by King Alfred.

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