Holkham Brick Pit

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Holkham Brick Pit
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Holkham Brickpits 2.jpg
Area of Search Norfolk
Grid reference TF 862 428[1]
Interest Geological
Area 0.5 hectares (1.2 acres)[1]
Notification 1984[1]
Location map Magic Map

Holkham Brick Pit is a 0.5-hectare (1.2-acre) geological Site of Special Scientific Interest west of Wells-next-the-Sea in Norfolk.[1][2] It is a Geological Conservation Review site,[3] and it is in the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.[4]

This is the best site displaying the Hunstanton Till, a glacial deposit dating the last glacial period, between 115,000 and 11,700 years ago. This is the furthest the ice reached in East Anglia during the Last Glacial Maximum, around 26,000 years ago.[5]

The site is private land with no public access, and no geology is visible as the pit has been filled in.

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Designated Sites View: Holkham Brick Pit". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 10 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Map of Holkham Brick Pit". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 10 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Holkham Brick Pits (Quaternary of East Anglia)". Geological Conservation Review. Joint Nature Conservation Committee. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Norfolk Coast AONB Management Plan 2014-19: Other Conservation Designations within the AONB" (PDF). Norfolk Coast AONB. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Holkham Brickpits citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 10 June 2018.

Coordinates: 52°57′00″N 0°46′12″E / 52.950°N 0.770°E / 52.950; 0.770

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