TQ5403 : The Long Man from The Wealdway

taken 15 years ago, near to Wilmington, East Sussex, Great Britain

The Long Man from The Wealdway.
The Long Man from The Wealdway.
The figure is made by removing the turf to reveal the underlying chalk and must be regularly scoured to keep its white lines. Is it an 18th Century joke? Or an ancient British figure holding surveyor's rods or opening a door? There are prehistoric flint mines and barrows by the Long Man. The scarp slope of the South Downs here at Wilmington Hill shows pronounced terracettes and the figure is fenced off to help prevent further soil erosion.
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TQ5403, 133 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
June 2003   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 23 May, 2006
Category
Downland   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 542 034 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:48.5781N 0:11.2359E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 542 035
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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