Goldsands Road Pit

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Goldsands Road Pit
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Goldsands Road Pit 4.jpg
Area of SearchEssex
Grid referenceTQ 960990
InterestGeological
Area1.3 hectares
Notification1986
Location mapMagic Map

Goldsands Road Pit is a 1.3 hectare geological Site of Special Scientific Interest in Southminster in Essex.[1][2] It is a Geological Conservation Review site.[3]

This site provides the earliest evidence of an ancient course of the combined Thames and Medway rivers, which flowed north-east across eastern Essex in the late Anglian period around 400,000 years ago.[4]

The site is on private land with no public access.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Goldsands Road Pit citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 17 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Map of Goldsands Road Pit". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 17 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Southminster, Goldsands Road Pit (Quaternary of the Thames)". Joint Nature Conservation Committee. Retrieved 17 July 2016.
  4. ^ "Maldon". GeoEssex. Retrieved 17 July 2016.

Coordinates: 51°39′22″N 0°49′55″E / 51.656°N 0.832°E / 51.656; 0.832