TQ3614 : Novington Sandpit

taken 8 years ago, near to East Chiltington, East Sussex, Great Britain

Novington Sandpit
Novington Sandpit
Quarrying for sand has long been a feature in the small strip of soil known as the greensand that lies between the chalk downs and the clays of the Low Weald. Small scale quarrying for sand to use for building and glass making was a regular feature here attested to by the regular name Sandpit Field, one of which lies to the south of this quarry. Major mineral extraction at this site first occurred in 1949 and continued into the 1960s before stopping then briefly resuming again in the 1990s before the pit was finally exhausted with the lakes in view having formed by the base of the quarry being lower than the water table. A further pit lying to the east has been worked since 2003 and is expected to provide sand for building until circa 2013.
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TQ3614, 52 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 4 October, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 6 October, 2009
Category
Sandpit   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 367 145 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:54.8323N 0:3.4002W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 366 145
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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