Brook Brick Pit

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Brook Brick Pit
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Brook Brick Pit 2.jpg
Area of SearchSurrey
Grid referenceSU 930 378[1]
InterestGeological
Area0.9 hectares (2.2 acres)[1]
Notification1988[1]
Location mapMagic Map

Brook Brick Pit is a 0.9-hectare (2.2-acre) geological Site of Special Scientific Interest west of Wormley Surrey.[1][2] It is a Geological Conservation Review site.[3]

This site exposes rocks of the Atherfield Clay Formation, dating to the Aptian stage of the Lower Cretaceous around 120 million years ago. It shows the onset of marine conditions in southern England in the Aptian and it has diverse bivalve fossils.[4]

The site is private land with no public access.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Designated Sites View: Brook Brick Pit". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 11 November 2018.
  2. ^ "Map of Brook Brick Pit". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 11 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Brook Brick Pit (Aptian-Albian)". Geological Conservation Review. Joint Nature Conservation Committee. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Brook Brick Pit citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 11 November 2018.

Coordinates: 51°07′55″N 0°40′19″W / 51.132°N 0.672°W / 51.132; -0.672