Cerne Abbas Giant

This charming Hill Figure can be found at Cerne Abbas, Dorset on the A352 Dorchester to Sherborne road. The figure is cut into the chalky bed rock and is nearly 60 meters tall and the club he is carrying is nearly 36 meters long, there is also a bit of a clue as to the sex of the figure! That's the easy bit over with. Now for his age. That is not so easy because no one really knows for sure. I wouls say he is not truly ancient. Certainly there is no mention of him in the Doomsday Book of 1086. The first mention is probably 1694 in local church records ( a payment for re-cutting ). So it's probably safe to say it's not ancient but it is interesting.




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