TL0108 : Little Heath Pit

taken 7 years ago, near to Potten End, Hertfordshire, Great Britain

Little Heath Pit
Little Heath Pit
Sand and gravel dug from the heath for road surfacing and sandbags for protection from First World War bombs created a pit which has exposed an important geological feature. The pit is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest because it shows layers of beach gravels and sand deposited from a sea which existed some 2.6 million years ago.
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Photographer
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 16 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 17 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Geological interest  Quarrying, Mining  Derelict, Disused  Heath, Scrub 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 0167 0823 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:45.8119N 0:31.6907W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 0164 0823
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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