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The Long Man of Wilmington

Hill Figure


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Shape-shifting: the changing outline of the long man of Wilmington.
An article by Rodney Castleden, in the Sussex Archaeological Collections 140.

The figure was bricked in 1873, and there was some argument about what the proper outline should be. It had long been grassed over but could still be seen albeit indistinctly - in 1800 it was called 'The Green Man'. The earliest known drawing comes from 1710.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
21st August 2013ce

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