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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

Leigh Spring (site of), LEIGH-ON-SEA, Southend District, TQ838857, Historical site only

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Historical site only

Natural springs are common in parts of Essex and were originally the only source of fresh water for some settlements. In Leigh-on-Sea High Street is an early nineteenth century brick structure at the bottom of a conduit carrying water from a cliff top spring. A cast iron plaque dated 1846 records the reinstatement of the well head in 1825.

The spring no doubt issued from the junction of the Thames terrace gravels with the underlying London Clay. A stone in Rectory Grove, not now in its original position, was placed at the well head in 1712.


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Reference: Bundock 1978

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