Essex Field Club on Facebook

Video about the Club Essex Field Club video

Yponomeuta evonymella
find out more... Yponomeuta evonymella 2 Copyright: Graham Ekins

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

Tilekiln Green Brick Pit (site of), GREAT HALLINGBURY, Uttlesford District, TL52402128, Potential Local Geological Site

show OS map  show polygon    

Site name: Tilekiln Green Brick Pit (site of)

Grid reference: TL 5240 2128

Brief description of site:

Former brickpit now containing an industrial estate. Wall of former pit still visible with exposure of boulder clay (glacial till) and potentially also Kesgrave (Thames) Gravels.

-------------------------------------------

Summary of geological interest

Stansted Distribution Centre Business Park at Start Hill is mostly located on the site of the former Tilekiln Green Brick Pit, which dates back to the nineteenth century. In 1945 the walls of the pit were recorded as exposing Kesgrave (Thames) Sands and Gravels, overlain by boulder clay (glacial till), with London Clay at the base.

A high, vertical section still exists at the rear of the Mercedes Benz Truck Centre car park with chalky boulder clay visible and the possibility of Thames gravel and London Clay under the talus. With the permission of the land owner, vegetation and talus clearance could be undertaken.

Access would be available either from the Flitch Way or from the adjacent Scania car park (with the permission of the landowner).

 

if you have an image please upload it


Reference: Irving 1898 (p.230), Lake & Wilson 1990 (p.24), Warren 1945 (p. 278),

Geology Site Map
A-Z Geological Site Index