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Encyclopedia > Chalk figures in the United Kingdom

Numerous 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)

See also

External links

The Hillfigure Homepage (http://www.hows.org.uk/personal/hillfigs/)




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