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The Long Man of Wilmington

Hill Figure


There have been many suggestions as to what the Long man represents, including a warrior, a god, or the giant who was killed by the Firle Beacon giant. Another legend has it that the long man fell and broke his neck, his body being outlined in chalk where he lay before it was buried in a long barrow on the hilltop. A Roman in a golden coffin is said to lie buried beneath the Long man. pure joy Posted by pure joy
21st March 2003ce
Edited 3rd July 2007ce

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