Broad Town White Horse – Broad Town, England - Atlas Obscura

Broad Town White Horse

Broad Town, England

A chalk horse cut into an English hillside in the 19th century. 

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This chalk figure white horse measuring 86 feet by 61 feet, situated on the hill to the east of the village of Broad Town.  There are multiple stories of how this hillside horse came to be, but the most likely story holds that it was completed in 1863 by local farmer William Simmonds.

The Broad Town White Horse Restoration Society was formed in 1991 with a goal of restoring the figure, which had become overgrown and barely visible. 

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