ST6601 : Cerne Giant at Cerne Abbas

taken 12 years ago, near to Cerne Abbas, Dorset, Great Britain

Cerne Giant at Cerne Abbas
Cerne Giant at Cerne Abbas
The Cerne Abbas Giant or the 'Rude Man' is one of the largest hillfigures in Britain, he (the figure's gender is beyond doubt) is one of two representations of the human form, the other being the Long Man of Wilmington in East Sussex. The giant, carved in solid lines from the chalk bedrock measures in at 180 feet high, and carries a huge knobbled club, which measures 120 feet in length.
The first written record of the giant appears in 1751 in a letter by Dorset historian John Hutchins, he suggested that the figure was cut in the mid 1600's.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 19 November, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 24 November, 2009
Category
Chalk hill figure   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 665 016 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:48.7946N 2:28.6118W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 662 015
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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