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The earthworks between Cadbury Camp and Clevedon

The earthworks between Cadbury Camp and Clevedon

Artist: Grimm, Samuel Hieronymus

Medium: Ink wash on paper

Date: 1789

Shelfmark: Additional MS 15547

Item number: f.8

Length: 19

Width: 27

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Manuscript

A view in ink of the ''beginning of the earthwork between Cuthbury (Cadbury) Camp and Mr Abraham Elton's summer-house'' at Clevedon in Somerset. Sir Abraham Elton was a wealthy Bristol merchant and public figure who had purchased Clevedon Court in 1709 as a family home.

Cadbury Camp is a prehistoric hillfort inhabited at various times as a place of defence against the Romans, Anglo-Saxons and later the Vikings. The circular camp, lying above the road to Clevedon, measures 300 yards across and consists of two banks and a ditch. There are other earthworks nearby such as Woodhill Camp and on Walton Castle Hill.

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