TQ8812 : Landslip, Fairlight Head

taken 4 years ago, near to Cliff End, East Sussex, Great Britain

Landslip, Fairlight Head
Landslip, Fairlight Head
One of the finest exposures of Lower Cretaceous, Wealden sediments in Britain. The cliffs are Ashdown Sand and shows sediments deposited by rivers that crossed an extensive coastal plain some 140 million years ago. Fossil plant material, including the remains of upstanding plants in growth positions, occur throughout the sequence and suggest that the climate at the time was warm, semi-arid and possibly monsoonal. Animal fossils, entirely non-marine, include insects, molluscs, fish and reptiles. Crocodiles, turtles, and pterosaurs have been found here, but the site is best known for the remains of dinosaurs that occur here, including Iguanodon, Megalosaurus and Cetiosaurus.

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Date Taken
Friday, 27 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 29 September, 2013
Geographical Context
Coastal  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 8849 1247 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:52.8585N 0:40.6864E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 8855 1245
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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