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Thurrock College Sarsen Stone (current whereabouts unknown), GRAYS, Thurrock District, TQ635788, General geological site

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Site category: Boulders - sarsen

Site name: Thurrock College Sarsen Stone (current whereabouts unknown)

Grid reference: TQ 635788

Brief description of site:

A fine sarsen stone (1.3 metres by 1.1 metres in size) was formerly standing upright on the grass in front of Thurrock College. Before that, it was lying flat on the paving by the college entrance (see photograph). According to a former lecturer at the college the stone was found during nearby road construction work in the late 1960s. The stone has fine mammillated surfaces on both sides.

Thurrock College has now been demolished and replaced with a housing estate. Unfortunately the stone has been moved by the contractors and its current whereabouts is unknown. This is very unfortunate as it would have made a fine monument of scientific interest standing upright at the entrance to the housing estate.

Thurrock College Sarsen Stone in the 1980s (Photo: G.Lucy)


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