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The Ammonite

St Hilda's Anglican School for Girls

About The Ammonite

Ammonite fossils found on the shore at Whitby are said to be the petrified remains of snakes that once infested the Whitby area. Hilda brought the infestation to an end turning the snakes into stone so as to clear a site for the building of her abbey. There are three snakestones in the arms of the town. And Hilda is often depicted holding an ammonite, or snake stone, in one hand and a model of her abbey in the other.

Today our Bay View campus features a stunning ammonite sculpture, donated to the school by the Old Scholars Association to celebrate its centenary.