Westbury Picture Pages

Westbury

In the
mystical county of

Wiltshire




White Horse
White Horse drawing
White Horse

The famous White Horse of Westbury. The eye of the horse is apparently nine feet across. The first picture is taken from the northern approach road, the horse is just visible in the centre of the frame. The Westbury white horse is the oldest of the Wiltshire horses. It is also one of the best situated, being high on a very steep slope and overlooking a panoramic view. It is on Westbury Hill, on the edge of the Bratton Downs, immediately below the Iron Age hillfort called Bratton Camp. On the left of the centre picture is a drawing of the early Westbury white horse by Richard Gough which was published in the 1772 edition of Camden's Britannia. The printing plate was accidentally reversed, and in the book the horse is shown (incorrectly) facing right.
Read more about Wiltshire White Horses


Westbury Church
Westbury Church
Westbury Church

All Saints Church, Westbury and the surrounding paths and alleys,


Westbury Lanes
Westbury Lanes
Westbury Lanes

Like every other town in the country Westbury's streets are covered with cars and white and yellow lines. The first picture demonstrates this perfectly, it is Alfred Street, nothing more than a simple narrow lane leading away from the Market Square. The centre picture is the market square and the Town hall to the left, where once stood the War memorial. The third picture is a little side alley that caught my eye...
The BBC website has some old photographs of Westbury showing life before pavements, cars and white and yellow lines, courtesy of Westbury Visitor Centre here.


Westbury Lanes
Westbury Lanes
Westbury Lanes

The main road through Westbury, the A350 has various names along its course, and retains some of its rustic charm, and a final picture shows the town, again from the northern approach road, nestling in the valley.


Table of Contents.
Swanage Picture page 1, 2.
Bridlington Picture page.
Buntingford Picture page.

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