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Pyrausta aurata
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Essex Field Club
Essex Field Club
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EFC Centre at Wat Tyler Country ParkWe are normally open to the public at our centre at Wat Tyler Country Park every Saturday, Sunday and bank holiday 11am-4pm, check. We are also open on Wednesdays 10am-4pm.
Autumn recording Record Grey Squirrel Record Fly Agaric
Record Ivy Bee
Record Wild Teasel
Record Sloe, Blackthorn
Record Garden Spider Record Nigma walckenaeri spider

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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