ST8951 : Westbury White Horse

taken 1 year ago, near to Bratton, Wiltshire, Great Britain

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Westbury White Horse
Westbury White Horse
Hill figure (technically a geoglyph) carved into the chalk near the top of Westbury Hill; one of seventeen surviving white horses. First mentioned in 1742, possibly carved a century earlier, to commemorate King Alfred's victory over the Vikings in AD878. This version is apparently a more realistic version of an earlier, cruder one. Listed by Pastscape: LinkExternal link The NGR refers to the only easily accessible point, the top of the head.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 20 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Thursday, 20 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Historic sites and artefacts  People, Events 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 8985 5164 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:15.8295N 2:8.8113W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 8976 5147
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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Hill Figure  Geoglyph  White Horse  Historic England 

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