Wiltshire White Horses

The chalk horses of Wiltshire:
their history and their locations

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Wiltshire White Horses


Chronology of the white horses


BC
c. 1400 - 600Uffington horse (Oxfordshire) cut
AD
1580Earliest reference suggesting the existence of a possible Pitstone Hill horse (Buckinghamshire)
c. 1690 - 1710Original Westbury horse probably cut
1742First reference to the Westbury horse
1778Westbury horse recut to a new design
1780Cherhill horse cut
1785Old Pewsey horse cut
c. 1800Mormond horse (Aberdeenshire) cut
1804Marlborough horse cut
1808Osmington horse (Dorset) probably cut (possibly a little earlier)
1812Alton Barnes horse cut
c. 1838Old Litlington horse (Sussex) cut
1838?Hackpen horse cut
1845Old Devizes horse cut
1857Kilburn horse (Yorkshire) cut
1859First reference to the Woolbury horse (Hampshire)
1860 - 1870?Ham Hill horse cut
1864?Broad Town horse probably cut (possibly fifty years or so earlier)
1877Map showing the Ham Hill horse published
1887First reference to the Cleadon Hills horse (Tyne and Wear)
c. 1900Bloemfontein horse (South Africa) cut
1913First reference to the Hindhead horse (Surrey)
c. 1924 - 1925New Litlington horse (Sussex) cut
1937New Pewsey horse cut
1948Rockley horse discovered
c. 1968Waimate horse (New Zealand) created
1999New Devizes horse cut
2000Heeley horse (Sheffield) created
2003Folkestone horse completed


This site was last updated on 14 March 2017


The Horses:

Alton Barnes
Broad Town
Cherhill
Devizes (old)
Devizes (new)
Hackpen
Ham Hill
Marlborough
Pewsey (old)
Pewsey (new)
Rockley
Tan Hill
Westbury
Uffington (Oxon)
Other non-Wiltshire
Foreign horses

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