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White horses & other hill figures

Morris Marples

White horses & other hill figures

by Morris Marples

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Published by Country life in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Hill figures,
  • Great Britain -- Antiquities

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographies

    Statementline drawings by Olive Marples
    The Physical Object
    Pagination223 p.
    Number of Pages223
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17934607M

      This is quite different to the hill figures of further south, being a small figure of a white horse, two metres tall and three metres long, painted on a low cliff on the hill. Interestingly, it is one of only four ‘horses’ in the UK that face to the right. Wiltshire White Horses and Hill Figures.. One thing the county of Wiltshire is known for is its “White Horses” – figures cut into the hillsides most dating back many hundreds or even thousands of years! The underlying rock is chalk and the shapes were cut either to reveal the chalk or the shapes were shuttered and filled with chalk stone.

      There can be few more striking sights than the giant horses carved into the hillside of the English landscape. Probably the best known of these is the Uffington White Horse, a prehistoric hill figure that extends to over metres long. The figure is formed from deep trenches filled with crushed chalk and is situated on the upper slopes of White Horse Hill at Uffington in Oxfordshire.   There are many white horses and hill figures carved into the landscape across the country, from the Uffington White Horse, to the Cerne Abbas Giant and the Long Man of Wilmington.” This, “ exhibition, however, focuses primarily on Wiltshire from the spirited white horses galloping across the landscape to the military badges which are.

      White Horses – Eric Ravilious On April 9, December 3, By bookramblings In Book Tales, Reviews Puffin Picture Books, an imprint of Penguin Books intended for children, started in December and ran until March , although by then you were lucky to get one new title a year.   Grotesque figures sort of float out of dark, amorphous backgrounds and co-exist with bits of type and collage images of "real" animals clipped from other, more anatomically correct texts.


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Additional Physical Format: Online version: Marples, Morris, White horses and other hill figures. Gloucester: Alan Sutton, (OCoLC) White Horses and Other Hill Figures Paperback – April 1, by Morris Marples (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions.

Price New from Used from Paperback "Please retry" — $ $ Cited by: 3. The biggest threat to white horses and other hill figures is natural vegetation covering the figures.

In the case of chalk figures, natural vegetation encroaches from the edges and can grow on soil washed onto the figure by rain. Water erosion can also be a problem on steep or gentle slopes, because rain can wash the chalk off the horse, or.

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Uploaded by associate-angela-dugas on SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata) Pages: The Uffington White Horse is a prehistoric hill figure, m ( ft) long, formed from deep trenches filled with crushed white figure is situated on the upper slopes of White Horse Hill in the English civil parish of Uffington (in the ceremonial county of Oxfordshire and White horses & other hill figures book county of Berkshire), some 10 mi (16 km) east of Swindon, 8 km (5 mi) south of the town of Faringdon Listing: County Top.

Welcome to the hill figure homepage the only site with all the hillfigures of the UK. These pages are devoted to hillfigures which are known by many names, chalk hillfigures, chalk figures, hillfigures, hill figure, hill figures or sometimes white horses or chalk horses as the majority are horses, they are more generically known as geoglyphs.

Buy White Horses and Other Hill Figures Revised edition by Marples, Morris (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible : Morris Marples.

The Kilburn White Horse, grid reference, is a hill figure cut into the hillside in the North York Moors National Park near Kilburn in North Yorkshire, figure is feet (97 m) long by ft (67 m) high and covers about acres (6, m 2) and said to be the largest and most northerly hill figure in England.

Located on the southern flank of Sutton Bank, near Roulston Scar at. The Westbury or Bratton White Horse is a hill figure on the escarpment of Salisbury Plain, approximately mi ( km) east of Westbury in Wiltshire, d on the edge of Bratton Downs and lying just below an Iron Age hill fort, it is the oldest of several white horses carved in was restored inan action which may have obliterated another horse that had occupied.

A group dedicated to images of Hill figures in the UK and their surroundings - these include white horses and giants carved into the hillside along with more modern crests and symbols which have been placed using the same methods as in pre-history.

Often the context is just as important, and as beautiful, as the hill figures themselves the area around the White Horse at Uffington is both. Waiting for White Horses,set in the tall pines of northern Minnesota's spectacular lake country, is a story of trusted friendship, loss and redemption, love, and rediscovery.

The enduring friendship between Grant and Will is all that sustains Grant through a series of painful losses as the seasons pass/5(). Published inMorris Marples’ book White Horses and other Hill Figures stands as a fitting testament to the wider work of Morris’ father, George Marples () who travelled Britain searching out, surveying and investigating almost fifty hill-figures.

What prompted George -- principal in a number of art schooAuthor: Garry Gibbons. There are 56 hill figures scattered around England including giants, horses, and crosses and a few of them are very old. The reasons for the creation of these figures are varied and rather obscure, but both hill figures and white horses are among the most attention-grabbing features of the chalk landscape in southern England.

White Horses and Other Hill Figures by Morris Marples. BRILL, Paperback. Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions.

At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Home page An introduction to the white horses Wiltshire is the county for white horses. There are or were at least twenty-four of these hill figures in Britain, with no less than thirteen being in Wiltshire, and another white horse, the oldest of them all, being just over the border in Oxfordshire.

Construction of white horses Design White horses and other hill figures are usually intended to be seen from below. The steeper the slope on which the figure is cut the better, but whatever the degree of slope there will be a foreshortening effect, and the design needs to compensate for this if the figure is going to be seen in its intended proportions.

Buy Hill Figures: White Horses and Other Figures of the Hills, Their History, Location and Care. 4th Revised edition by Bergamar, Kate (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(3). White Horse is the first novel in the White Horse trilogy and shares the beginning of a post-apocalyptic dystopian world and its downfall.

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This is the Uffington White Horse, the oldest of the English hill figures. It’s a 3,year-old pictogram the size of a football field and visible from 20 miles : Emily Cleaver.

No word in the English language was coined to describe the practice of cutting white horse figures until Morris Marples, in his book, White Horses and Other Hill Figures, used the phrase 'Leucippotomony'. Though white horses are cut through turf to reveal the chalk beneath, they usually require extra chalk or quartz to be brought in to.

The Westbury White Horse spurred the creation of other similar figures, such as the Cherhill White Horse. This sedimentary steed was carved into a .6 Sep - Explore lukehoney's board "English Hill Figures", which is followed by people on Pinterest.

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