The White Lady

She stands mysteriously among the grass of an unassuming pasture in North Ormsby, England …


Photo by Richard Croft via Wikimedia Commons

Who is she?

This is where her mystery begins. She is a known only as “the white lady,” her true identity lost in legend.

Why was she placed here, far from the halls of an art museum or memorial?

Again, no one knows for sure.

This life-sized classical statue has watched over the fields here for hundreds of years, inspiring a mythology all her own.

Photo by John Beal Via Wikimedia Commons

“Some say it’s Roman; others say 18th century in the Greek style,” reports Wikipedia. “The site reputedly marks the spot where a woman was once killed whilst out hunting. The valley is rich in history and she stands on the site of a Gilbertine Priory founded in 1184 and close to the deserted Medieval village of North Ormsby. Whatever the truth, she has become the patroness of this beautiful valley.”

  1. Winnie Nielsen says:

    This is an interesting story and I would love to hear the locals tell the stories that they were told by long gone family members.

  2. Cindi says:

    Now there’s a story that truly leaves me wanting to hear more. I wonder if my Brit friend knows any of the local lore.

  3. Dolly Sarrio says:

    Pretty and interesting.

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