The Long Man of Wilmington

The Long Man of Wilmington is a hill figure near the hamlet of Wilmington, East Sussex, England on the slopes of Windover Hill. It was formerly known as the Wilmington Giant or, locally, as The Green Man. The Long Man is 235 feet (72m) tall and is designed to look in proportion when viewed from below. It was once thought that the figure had originated in the Iron Age or, possibly, the Neolithic period but more recent archæological work has shown that the figure may have been cut in the 16th or 17th century. From afar the design appears to be carved from the underlying chalk however the modern figure is actually formed from white-painted breeze blocks.


Long Man Wilmington 1697 v2

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