Click here to skip to content

Wey Spring at Upwey

Wey Spring at Upwey

Artist: Grimm, Samuel Hieronymus

Medium: Ink on paper

Date: 1790

Shelfmark: Additional MS 15538

Item number: f.59

Length: 184

Width: 260

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Manuscript

An outline view in ink of the source of the River Wey at Upwey, three-miles north of Weymouth in Dorset. The Wey begins as an underground spring, rising in the hill behind Upwey's famous Wishing Well. This was a favourite place of King George III, and gentry and royalty often sought the beneficial effects ascribed to drinking the waters here. An two-arched seating area was added to the scene in 1887 to mark Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee.

Search within this collection

Elsewhere on our websites

Newsletter

Latest events - register free online

Mobile app

For iPhone, iPad and Android

Report a Concern

What is the nature of your concern?

Report a Concern

What is the nature of your concern?

Email link to a friend

Write a brief note to accompany the email

Your friend's email address: