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The Hell Stone, near Portesham

The Hell Stone, near Portesham

Artist: Grimm, Samuel Hieronymus

Medium: Ink wash on paper

Date: 1790

Shelfmark: Additional MS 15538

Item number: f.7

Length: 182

Width: 262

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Manuscript

This view in ink shows the Heelstone or Hell Stone, on Ridge Hill near Portesham in Dorset. It is a cromlech or dolmen: a type of Druidical temple common in the area. It consists of nine upright stones, with a horizontal stone 11 feet in length, with four other standing monoliths.

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