St James' Pit

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St James' Pit
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Norwich Crag basement bed at St James Pit, Norwich 2011.jpg
Area of Search Norfolk
Grid reference TG 241 094[1]
Interest Geological
Area 3.5 hectares (8.6 acres)[1]
Notification 1995[1]
Location map Magic Map

St James' Pit is a 3.5-hectare (8.6-acre) geological Site of Special Scientific Interest in Norwich in Norfolk.[1][2] It is a Geological Conservation Review site[3] and part of Mousehold Heath Local Nature Reserve.[4]

This site has been designated because of its fossils of two genera of mosasaurs, large marine reptiles dating to the Upper Cretaceous.[5]

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Designated Sites View: St James' Pit". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 16 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Map of St James' Pit". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 16 June 2018.
  3. ^ "St James's Pit, Norwich (Jurassic - Cretaceous Reptilia)". Geological Conservation Review. Joint Nature Conservation Committee. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Designated Sites View: Mousehold Heath". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. Retrieved 5 June 2018.
  5. ^ "St James' Pit citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 16 June 2018.

Coordinates: 52°38′10″N 1°18′36″E / 52.636°N 1.310°E / 52.636; 1.310

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