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Broad Town White Horse

On the rise above Littleton Farm, on the upland ridge that connects Compton Bassett with Wroughton, is a horse that is trotting into obscurity and may soon be lost. This is the county's most northerly white horse and is credited to William Simmonds, a farmer, who laid it out in 1863. It measures 86 feet (26 metres) long by 61 feet (19 metres) high. It has a docked tail and misplaced eye.

 Broad Town White Horse, from Christ Church, Broad Town

The horse is a bit grubby by comparison with its neighbour at Hackpen

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The view from Broad Town White Horse

The very steep scarp provides a wide-ranging vista over the relatively flat north Wiltshire countryside and its patchwork of mostly pastoral fields.

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White Horse Map

51˚29'0”N, 1˚50'0”W

Broad Town White Horse, Coordinates