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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


Wanstead Park Grotto, WANSTEAD, London Borough of Redbridge, TQ419875, Historical site only

 
 
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Historical site only

On the edge of the lake in Wanstead Park is the ruin of a interesting grotto. Built in the grounds of Wanstead House in the middle of the 18th century it consisted of a domed chamber with a boat house beneath. The walls were covered with shells and crystals of various minerals and many rock types were represented in the structure. The building was seriously damaged by fire in 1884 and has been derelict ever since. Much geological interest may still survive in the ruins. It is currently fenced off with no public access.

 

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