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The Village of Cherhill is probably best known for the large Chalk Downs that rise above this small jumble of houses. The village is set back on one side of the main road which was the original London to Bath road. The ‘Cherhill Gang’ were known to operate along this stretch in the 18th century. They were famous for the technique of holding up the carriages completely naked to shock the passengers into giving up their valuables.

On top of the Downs you will find a large stone Obelisk which is known locally as ‘The Monument’. It was built in 1845 and stands at 125ft and was erected by the Third Marquis of Lansdowne to commemorate his ancestor Sir William Petty. Also found on the Downs above Cherhill is the famous White Horse carved into the Chalk and Oldbury Castle, the remains of an Iron Age Fort.

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