Record Details

NHER Number:51515
Type of record:Monument
Name:Snarehill White Horse Hill Figure

Summary

A destroyed monument, indicated by documentary sources which refer to a 'white horse cut out of the short turf that concealed the chalk in the neighbourhood of the old Episcopal town of Thetford’.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 89450 81386
Map Sheet:TL88SE
Parish:BRETTENHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

See (S1) and (S2), which refer to a ‘white horse cut out of the short turf that concealed the chalk in the neighbourhood of the old Episcopal town of Thetford’. (S3) believed that this might have been on the ridge near Great Snarehill. It is possible that this was somewhere near the Seven Hills barrow cemetery (NHER 5958).
D. Gurney (NLA), 28 April 2008.

Monument Types

  • HILL FIGURE (Unknown date)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

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<S1>Article in Serial: Woodward, H. B. 1884. The Scenery of Norfolk. Transactions of the Norfolk and Norwich Naturalist's Society. Vol III. p 442.
<S2>Monograph: Conybeare, W. & Phillips, W.. 1822. Outlines of the Geology of England and Wales.. 84.
<S3>Serial: Clarke, W.G.. 1900-1901. Eastern Counties Magazine & Suffolk Note-Book.. Vol 1 & 2 / 175.

Related records - none

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