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Quarry at Peveril Point, Swanage f.158

Quarry at Peveril Point, Swanage f.158

Artist: Grimm, Samuel Hieronymus

Medium: Ink wash on paper

Date: 1790

Shelfmark: Additional MS 15537

Item number: f.158

Length: 18.6

Width: 26.5

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. A Saxon chronicle of 877 AD records it as being the scene of a naval victory over the Danes by King Alfred.

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