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Arena Essex Sand Pit, West Thurrock, , Thurrock District, TQ587797, Potential Local Geological Site

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Site of geological interest with an important collection of sarsen stones around the site. Arena Essex is private property.


Site description

On the south side of the A13, in a large sand pit that is now the Arena Essex Motor Sports Complex, is a fine collection of at least 20 large sarsens with exceptionally well-preserved surface structures. The largest stone is over three metres long and is almost certainly the largest sarsen in south Essex.

Most of the stones are piled up in one place close to the car park but others are scattered about. One stone is protruding from a bank of what appears to be Thanet Sand. This may be a unique in-situ example.


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