Wiltshire White Horses

The chalk horses of Wiltshire:
their history and their locations

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Wiltshire White Horses

Measurements

The measurements of the white horses are given on this page, where they are known. All dimensions given are approximate, as the sizes tend to change over the years with successive scourings. The heights given are from the highest part of the horse to the lowest, except when stated (unlike the heights of real horses). The horses are listed in alphabetical order, regardless of county or country.
Measurements are given in feet (ft) first, then in metres (m). A question mark indicates measurement unknown.

NameHeightLengthNotes
Alton Barnes166 ft - 51 m160 ft - 49 m.
Bloemfontein39 ft - 12 m65 ft - 20 mWhitewashed rocks
Broad Town60 ft - 18 m80 ft - 24 m.
Cherhill160 ft - 49 m120 ft - 37 m.
Ciudad Juarez?3140 ft - 960 mPainted on a mountainside
Cleadon Hills7 ft - 2 m10 ft - 3 mPainted on a rock face
Devizes, old??.
Devizes, new147 ft - 45 m150 ft - 46 m.
Folkestone150 ft - 50 m300 ft - 100 m.
Hackpen90 ft - 28 m90 ft - 28 m.

NameHeightLengthNotes
Ham Hill??.
Heeley26 ft - 8 m42 ft - 13 mPainted concrete
Hindhead??.
Iouardanan??.
Kilburn228 ft - 70 m304 ft - 93 m.
Litlington, old??.
Litlington, new66 ft - 20 m89 ft - 27 m.
Marlborough60 ft - 18 m70 ft - 21 m.
Mormond126 ft - 39 m162 ft - 50 m.
Osmington323 ft - 99 m280 ft - 86 m.

NameHeightLengthNotes
Pewsey, old?43 ft - 13 m.
Pewsey, new45 ft - 14 m66 ft - 20 m.
Pitstone Hill??.
Rockley66 ft* - 20 m*126 ft - 39 m*Height from back to hooves
Tan Hill?75 ft - 23 m.
Uffington110 ft - 34 m365 ft - 112 m.
Waimate60 ft - 18.29 m48 ft - 14.63 mconcrete slabs and precast head
Westbury, early<100 ft* - <31 m*100 ft - 31 m*Gough gives the height as "near one hundred feet"
Westbury, recent180 ft - 55 m170 ft - 52 mOnce chalk, now painted concrete
Woolbury18 ft - 6 m27 ft - 8 mWhitewashed flints


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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