Kilburn White Horse (North Yorkshire) Reviews
Description:Kilburn / North Yorkshire / England / A hill figure in the form of a horse; it is 318 feet long by 220 ft high and ... more
Newest Review: ... that the schoolmaster, John Hodgson created the Kilburn White Horse with the help of his pupils but credit is usually given to a local man called Thomas Taylor and a plaque erected in 1925 verifies this with an inscription that reads: "This figure was cut in 1857 on the initiative of Thomas Taylor, a native of Kilburn. In 1925 a restoration fund was subscribed by the readers of the ... more
Customer Kilburn White Horse (North Yorkshire) Reviews (1)
by - written on 01/01/09 (Very useful, 986 readings)
For many years my brother lived in Wiltshire under the shadow of a white horse carved into the limestone hillside above Westbury. I was always fascinated by this figure so when I discovered that there was a similar white horse in North Yorkshire within a day trip of where I live it became a place that I wanted to see. There are many examples of figures of horses cut into the landscape in England but in northern England they are quite rare and the one at Kilburn in North Yorkshire is the most northerly such example in Britain. The practice of carving white horses and occasionally other figures into the landscape dates back to prehistoric times, the reasons ... Read the complete review
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