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Picture by John Constable

Picture by John Constable

In October 1816, John Constable spent his honeymoon at Osmington near Weymouth. The idea for this painting dates from that period. A larger version of the painting called Osmington Shore was exhibited by Constable at the British Institution in 1819.

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Picture by Graeme Churchard

Picture by Graeme Churchard

Osmington Mills is located at the end of a winding no through road on the coast between Ringstead Bay to the east and the town of Weymouth to the west. Inland on the main road is the larger village of Osmington.

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White Horse at Osmington by jaystar68

The Osmington White Horse is a hill figure sculpted in 1808 into the limestone Osmington hill just north of Weymouth, within the parish of Osmington. The figure is of King George III, who regularly visited Weymouth, and made it ‘the first resort’, riding on his horse, and can be seen for miles around.

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