Cherhill White Horse

This is one of Wiltshire’s famous white horses carved out of the chalk hillside and thus a great reason for Madmax Tours to visit. The figure at Cherhill was first cut in 1780 by a Dr Christopher Alsop, of Calne. It was created by stripping away the turf to expose the chalk hillside beneath. Its original size was 165 feet by 220 feet. Dr Alsop, has been called "the mad doctor", and is reported to have directed the making of the horse from a distance, shouting through a megaphone from below Labour-in-Vain Hill. His design may have been influenced by the work of his friend George Stubbs, notable for his paintings of horses.

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