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chalk figures have been carved into hillsides in the United Kingdom, including :- Alton Barnes white horse, Wiltshire (1812) Broad Town white horse, Wiltshire (1864) Cerne Abbas giant, Dorset (popularly believed to be ancient, but recently dated to c. 17th century) Cleadon Hills white horse, Tyne and Wear (before 1887) old Devizes white horse, or the Snobs' horse (1845) new Devizes white horse (1999) Cherhill or Oldbury white horse, Wiltshire (1780) Folkestone white horse, Kent (2003) Hackpen or Broad Hinton or Winterbourne Bassett white horse, Wiltshire (1838?) Hindhead white horse, Surrey (before 1913, lost) Ham Hill or Inkpen white horse, Wiltshire (1865-1877) Kilburn White Horse, Yorkshire (1857) old Litlington white horse, Sussex (c.1838) new Litlington white horse, Sussex (1925) Marlborough or Preshute white horse, Wiltshire (1804) Mormond or Strichen, Aberdeenshire white horse, Aberdeenshire (c.1800) Osmington white horse, Dorset (c.1808) old Pewsey white horse, Wiltshire (1785) new Pewsey white horse, Wiltshire (1937) Rockley white horse, Wiltshire (discovered 1948, now lost) Tan Hill white horse, Wiltshire (lost) Uffington White Horse ( Bronze Age, 1400 BC to 600 BC) Westbury or Bratton white horse, Wiltshire (before 1742) Long Man of Wilmington, Sussex (c. 16th century) Whipsnade Zoo white lion, on the Dunstable Downs , Bedfordshire (1931)
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