Beeston Cliffs

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Beeston Cliffs
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Chalk below Beeston Bump (geograph 5555802).jpg
Area of Search Norfolk
Grid reference TG 169 433[1]
Interest Biological
Geological
Area 10.3 hectares (25 acres)[1]
Notification 1985[1]
Location map Magic Map

Beeston Cliffs is a 10.3-hectare (25-acre) biological and geological Site of Special Scientific Interest in Sheringham in Norfolk.[1][2] It is a Geological Conservation Review site.[3]

This is the type site for the Beestonian stage of the Early Pleistocene, between around 1.8 and 0.8 million years ago. It has both marine and freshwater deposits. There is a nationally rare plant, purple broomrape, in calcareous grassland on the clifftop.[4][5]

There is public access to the site.

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Designated Sites View: Beeston Cliffs". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 24 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Map of Beeston Cliffs". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 24 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Beeston (Quaternary of East Anglia)". Geological Conservation Review. Joint Nature Conservation Committee. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Beeston Cliffs citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 24 October 2018.
  5. ^ "Global chronostratigraphical correlation table for the last 2.7 million years". International Commission on Stratigraphy. Retrieved 24 October 2018.

Coordinates: 52°56′35″N 1°13′37″E / 52.943°N 1.227°E / 52.943; 1.227

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