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Ballingdon Hill Sand Pit (site of), BALLINGDON, Braintree District, TL863401, Historical site only

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Ballingdon Hill Sand Pit (site of)

A large pit in glacial sands was in existence here in the early 20th century. Beautiful sections in current-bedded sands, at least 40 feet (12 metres) in thickness, were then visible overlain by 5 feet (1.5 metres) of chalky boulder clay (till).

The pit was visited by the Geologists' Association just before the First World War.

The site appears to be alongside the Essex/Suffolk border on the Suffolk side.

Photograph of Ballingdon Hill Sand Pit taken during a visit by the Geologists’ Association in June 1913, a year before the start of the First World War. The current-bedding is clearly visible. Photo © The Geologists’ Association.


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Reference: Boswell 1929 (p.45)

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