NZ1302 : Willance's Leap : above Whitcliffe Scar

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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Date Taken
Saturday, 27 May, 2006   (more nearby)
Saturday, 27 May, 2006
Memorial > Memorial   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 136 020 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:24.7962N 1:47.5173W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 135 021
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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