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Tuesday, 13 Nov 2018

Uffington Horse Sign

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The Uffington Horse is a beautifully crafted prehistoric hill figure 374 feet long (110m) .Formed from a deep trench filled with crushed white chalk.The figure is in the parish of Uffington Oxfordshire,historically Berkshire.The Uffington Horse is Britains oldest hill figure and has been recently dated back some 3000 years older than previously believed.Unique in its features,long, sleek and disjointed, some say its the Dragon slain by Saint George or even his horse. However others belive it represents a Celtic horse goddess Epona, known to represent fertility, healing and death. Horse figures like this have been found in iron age Celtic jewellery and we know horses were worshipped by iron age man. The scouring of the horse is said to have been a religous festival in later times giving more creditability to the figure been of religous origin.Others believe it commemorates Alfred's victory over the Danes.

Our Celtic house plaque comes in different sizes and is made from Irish limestone quarried from Co. Kilkenny. Irish limestone is millions of years old and is known for its durability. Limestone is a sedimentary rock comprised of mineral calcite. The calcite in Irish limestone is most commonly marine organisms. Irish limestone usually has the fossilised shells of the organisms visibly embedded within the stone making this house plaque unique and an interesting addition to your home or an interesting and unusual present for a loved one. All our limestone is supplied by God and nature and worked by man.

 

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