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Gravelpit Wood, DUNTON WAYLETTS, Basildon District, TQ659902, General geological site

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Site category: Glacial deposit or feature

Site name: Gravelpit Wood, Dunton Wayletts.

Grid reference: TQ 659 902

Brief description of site:

Woodland containing disused gravel pits. The wood sits on a small patch of gravel at the junction of the rivers Crouch and Mardyke, almost at the watershed between the two streams. It is marked on the geological map as 'undifferentiated' and its origin is not known. The pits are mentioned in the 1925 Romford Geological Survey Memoir. The wood is a Local Wildlife Site.


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Reference: Dines and Edmunds 1925

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