TL8999 : On top of the Merton Stone

taken 7 years ago, near to Threxton Hill, Norfolk, Great Britain

On top of the Merton Stone
On top of the Merton Stone
A view of the top of the stone

The stone is a large glacial erratic of both geological and local importance. Yet sadly it isn't known very well. Geologically the composition is unknown, probably a calcareous grit of some kind. Sources say it comes from a range of places like Oxford, Sunderland and even Scandinavia! There is a very nice ammonite in the centre of the stone which shows it is certainly sedimentary. The 20 ton boulder is the largest erratic of its type in Norfolk. It was moved here during the last ice age when ice picked it up and dumped it here. It is now in a marl pit (LinkExternal link ) just off Peddars way.
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Friday, 9 July, 2010   (more nearby)
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Friday, 9 July, 2010
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Glacial boulder   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 894 991 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:33.4429N 0:47.5945E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TL 894 991
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