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Geology Site Account

Fields east of Stifford Bridge, NORTH STIFFORD, Thurrock District, TQ598805, General information

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Temporary exposures of fossiliferous deposits.


Site description

The geological map shows that the Woolwich Formation (formerly called the Woolwich Beds) outcrops on the north side of the Mar Dyke valley east of Stifford Bridge. The 1925 Geological Survey memoir states that here in the fields the light loamy soil is full of fragments of fossil shells from the shelly clay of the Woolwich Beds and ‘in a ditch running down the slopes of the valley, at a quarter of a mile south-east of Ford Place, dark grey clay with abundant shells, resting upon brown sand with shells, followed by a bed of pebbles was seen’.


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Reference: George & Vincent 1978 (p.6), Dines & Edmunds 1925 (p.7).

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