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Geology Site Account


Steeple Bay Foreshore, STEEPLE, Maldon District, TL916043, General geological site

 
 
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Site name: Steeple Bay Foreshore

Grid reference: TL 916 043 – 924 047

Brief description of site:

At Steeple Bay an impressive platform of London Clay is revealed at low tide with a number of species of fossils of fish, crustaceans, crinoids, molluscs and pyritised fossil wood (George & Vincent 1977).

The site is also of historical interest as a document exists in the Essex Record Office recording the sale, in 1828, of London Clay nodules (cement stones) from the shore for the purpose of manufacturing cement at Sheerness.

See also Maylandsea Foreshore nearby (separate site record).



The foreshore at Steeple Bay. Photo: G. Lucy

 

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Reference: George & Vincent 1976, George & Vincent 1977, Rayner et.al 2009 (p.30), Saward 2015.

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