Quarry at Peveril Point, Swanage f.159
Artist: Samuel Hieronymus Grimm
Medium: Ink wash on paper
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.