Alton Barnes White Horse; is a chalk hill figure which can be seen on from the air. It was made in 1812 and is based on another white horse hill figure in Wiltshire, the Cherhill White Horse.
The Wansdyke runs on the high downland, the Pewsey Downs to the north.
The figure is the third largest white horse in Wiltshire. The Pewsey White Horse can be seen from Milk Hill (the location of the horse). The figure is featured in Staying Out for the Summer (a music video for a song of the same name by Dodgy).
As of today, the figure still exists. It has been scoured recently. The March 2002 scour was not a complete scour but rather a cutting of nearby grass, thus making the figure much more visible.
- Roger Smith
- Image Size
- 4288x2848 / 1.5MB
- Contained in galleries