Heacham Brick Pit

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Heacham Brick Pit
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Heacham Brick Pit.jpg
Area of SearchNorfolk
Grid referenceTF 679 364[1]
InterestGeological
Area0.8 hectares (2.0 acres)[1]
Notification1984[1]
Location mapMagic Map

Heacham Brick Pit is a 0.8-hectare (2.0-acre) geological Site of Special Scientific Interest in Heacham, north of King's Lynn in Norfolk.[1][2] It is a Geological Conservation Review site.[3]

This is the only site which gives access to examine the Lower Cretaceous Snettisham Clay. It has Lower Barremian ammonite fossils, dating to around 130 million years ago.[4]

The site is private land with no public access.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Designated Sites View: Heacham Brick Pit". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Map of Heacham Brick PitHeacham Brick Pit". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Heacham (Berriasian, Valanginian, Hauterivian, Barremian)". Geological Conservation Review. Joint Nature Conservation Committee. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Heacham Brick Pit citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 31 May 2018.

Coordinates: 52°53′56″N 0°29′42″E / 52.899°N 0.495°E / 52.899; 0.495