NZ1302 : Willance's Leap : above Whitcliffe Scar

taken 12 years ago, near to Hudswell, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

Willance's Leap : above Whitcliffe Scar.
Willance's Leap : above Whitcliffe Scar.
In 1606, a horseman named Robert Willance plunged over the cliff edge in a mist. Willance's horse was killed by the fall, but he survived with two broken legs. To keep alive until help arrived, he cut open the horse's body and crawled inside. This saved his life, but he lost a leg. The leg was buried in the churchyard where the rest of Willance was buried nine years later.
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NZ1302, 17 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 27 May, 2006   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 27 May, 2006
Category
Memorial > Memorial   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 136 020 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:24.7962N 1:47.5173W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 135 021
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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