TL9618 : Glaciation Limit

taken 6 years ago, near to Layer de la Haye, Essex, Great Britain

Glaciation Limit
Glaciation Limit
This gravel extraction pit marks the southern limit of the ice sheet during the last ice age. The gravel laid down by the retreating glacier is being extracted for building works associated with the 150m scheme to expand the capacity of Abberton Reservoir. Using locally sourced materials reduces road trips by truck and hence reduces the carbon footprint of the project as a whole. As the new gravel pit will not actually be under water in 2015 when new lake is full the tax-man has declared it is not part of the building site and so is liable to gravel extraction tax. Essex and Suffolk Water are understandably contesting this.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 23 June, 2012   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 4 July, 2012
Geographical Context
Geological interest  Quarrying, Mining  Lakes, Wetland, Bog  Water resources 
Gravel pit   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 969 187 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:49.9743N 0:51.4049E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 966 181
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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