Geology Site Account
Bartlow Road Chalk Pit, ASHDON, Uttlesford District, TL58424321, Historical site only
Site name: Bartlow Road Chalk Pit, Ashdon
Grid reference: TL 5842 4321
Brief description of site:
Chalk pit west of Waltons Park which formerly exposed junction between Chalk and boulder clay. The section was illustrated in Osborne White (1932). The boulder clay was said to contain derived Jurassic fossils and ice-scratched boulders. The Chalk was described as blocky chalk with scattered flints. Some fossils were found in the Chalk. In the western half of the pit the Chalk was described as “covered by a beautiful example of contorted drift” (Anon. 1913).
The pit has been largely infilled.
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Reference: Anon 1913 (p.25), Osborne White 1932 (p. 41 & 68).
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