This spot on the Dorset coast had its moment of fame in the art world when John Constable painted “Weymouth Bay: Bowleaze Cove and Jordon Hill” in 1816-17. It is a slightly moody view of the bay, with angry-looking black and grey clouds rising up from the horizon. The painting is housed in the National Gallery in London. Jordan Hill, the hill named as Jordon Hill by Constable, houses the remains of a 4th century Romano-Celtic temple.
Map of the area.
|Photo by Andrew auger, via Wikimedia Commons|