Essex Field Club on Facebook

Video about the Club Essex Field Club video

Epiphragma ocellare
find out more... Epiphragma ocellare Copyright: Michael Rumble

Essex Field Club
Essex Field Club
registered charity
no 1113963
HLF Logo A-Z Page Index

Support

Essex Field Club

When you shop at Amazon DonatesAmazon Donates

Visit Our Centre

EFC Centre at Wat Tyler Country ParkWe are closed due to the Covid-19 situation, but we are otherwise 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 normally open on Wednesdays 10am-4pm.

Geology Site Account

A-Z Geological Site Index

Royston Road Gravel Pit, WENDENS AMBO, Uttlesford District, TL49473633, Potential Local Geological Site

show OS map  show polygon    

Site name: Royston Road Gravel Pit

Grid reference: TL 4947 3633

Brief description of site:

Pit cut into the hillside exposing glacial gravel made up almost entirely of chalk pebbles. In the 1990s the faces showed solution ‘pipes’ and ice disturbance structures. The pit is very small with only 2.5 metre high faces.

The ‘pipes’ are infilled with darker gravel and are due to localised solution of the chalk pebbles (See Sumbler (1996) for an example of this phenomenon in Oxfordshire). The pipes are analogous to the solution pipes found in the Chalk.

The pit is on private land. Access is only permitted with permission of the land owner.



Solution pipes in the Royston Road gravel pit in 1999

 

if you have an image please upload it


Reference: Sumbler 1996 (p. 121)

Geology Site Map
A-Z Geological Site Index