Solicitor in Church Enstone
The village of Enstone is the home of Church Enstone and is located in the Oxfordshire county in England where the historic natural figure of the “Uffington White Horse” also lies. The Uffington White Horse is a prehistoric hill figure that is situated on the upper part of the slopes of White Horse Hill in the Uffington parish. It is 110 metres long and was formed from trenches that are filled with crushed white chalk that are in the shape of a horse like figure.
The best way to see the Uffington White Horse is from the air or from the Vale opposite the parish in the villages of Longcot, Fernham and Great Coxwell. It was estimated that the White Horse originates from the Iron Age or the late Bronze Age and in 1990 it was confirmed by the Oxford Archaeological Unit that it was from the late Bronze Age after deposits of fine silt from the horse’s “nose” were scientifically dated to this time. Another piece of evidence is the Iron Age coins found that have a figure that is very similar to the Uffington White Horse adorned on them.
There has been some conjecture about whether the chalk figure was in fact intended to represent a horse or if it was meant to be another animal. The chalk figure has been described and called a horse since the 11th century though and a medieval manuscript from Abingdon Abbey from the 11th century has a reference to a “White Horse Hill” at Uffington. Its unclear as to what the horse is meant to symbolise but some have theorised that is a tribal symbol representing the builders of Uffington Castle. It is also thought that the White Horse appears on the Celtic Coins that were the currency of the indigenous population before Roman-British times.
With its status and scale the Uffington White Horse has been defaced various times over the years. In 2002 the Real Countryside Alliance defaced it by adding a chalk “rider and three dogs” to the white horse. Also, in 2012 a jockey was added as part of stunt to raise publicity for the Cheltenham Festival.
A solicitor in Church Enstone from Accident Advice Helpline is required if you have an accident and need to make a compensation claim in Church Enstone.
How do I make a compensation claim?
Call Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim for compensation.
Date Published: 20th April 2014
Author: David Brown