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Essex Field Club
Essex Field Club
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We are normally open to the public at our centre at Wat Tyler Country Park every Saturday, Sunday and bank holiday between 11am and 4pm. We are also usually open on Wednesdays between 10am and 4pm.

Spring recording Record your Robin Record Common Frog Rana temporaria
Record Alexanders Smyrnium olusatrum Record Tawny Mining Bee Andrena fulva
Record Dark-edged Bee Fly Bombylius major
Record Spring Flower Bee Anthophora plumipes
Record cuckoo bee Melecta albifrons

Geology Site Account


Lamarsh Railway Cutting, , Braintree District, TL897351, Historical site only

 
 
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Lamarsh Railway Cutting

During the 1840s, workers constructing the railway line between Marks Tey and Sudbury discovered three mammoth teeth in a cutting near the village of Lamarsh.

The teeth, one of which was 23 centimetres (9 inches) long, were no doubt from terrace deposits of the River Stour which were laid down during the most recent glacial stage (the Devensian) between 10,000 and 70,000 years ago. During this time mammoths must have been a common sight in the Stour valley.

This information is recorded in the Palaeontographical Society’s monograph British Fossil Elephants, published in the late nineteenth century (Adams 1877-1881).

 

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Reference: Adams 1877-1881 (p.80 & 111).

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