Uffington White Horse Iron Age Hill Figure &Fort
OS Map Reference SU301867 SU299863
Chalk figures carved into the hillside are a unique feature of southernEngland. The most ancient is the stylised white horse at Uffington, on the northern edgeof the Berkshire Downs. It is thought to be some 3,000 years old and its purpose is amystery: it may have been a religious symbol or a mark of tribal ownership of thesurrounding land. The white horse carved into the chalk down above the village ofUffington is thought to date from the early Iron Age and may be the oldest chalk hillfigure in Britain. On top of the hill, Uffington Castle is an Iron Age earthwork.