TQ8812 : Fairlight Head Cliffs

taken 12 years ago, near to Cliff End, East Sussex, Great Britain

Fairlight Head Cliffs
Fairlight Head Cliffs
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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TQ8812, 144 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 15 September, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 26 November, 2010
Category
Cliffs   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 885 124 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:52.8525N 0:40.7116E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 885 124
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