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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

Saffron Walden Museum Boulders, SAFFRON WALDEN, Uttlesford District, TL53833871, General information

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Site name: Saffron Walden Museum Boulders

Grid reference: TL 5383 3871

Brief description of site:

An interesting collection of erratic boulders can be seen in the grounds of the Museum, the most prominent being a very large and complete septarian nodule over two metres (6 feet) in diameter obtained when digging foundations for Acrow’s works (now Ridgeons) on the Ashdon Road. It is covered with striations made during its transport within an ice sheet some 450,000 years ago.

Also of interest is a fine basalt boulder 75 centimetres (2’6”) long by the museum entrance door.

Large septarian nodule in the grounds of Saffron Walden Museum. It was found locally in the boulder clay (till). Photo: G.Lucy


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