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Stratigraphic range: Albian to Cenomanian (Cretaceous)
Hunstanton Formation ("Red Chalk") exposed in south Filey Bay, North Yorkshire.
|Overlies||Carstone Formation, Speeton Clay Formation|
|Extent||north Norfolk, Lincolnshire, Yorkshire|
The Hunstanton Formation is a lithostratigraphic name applied to an early Cretaceous limestone succession in eastern England which was formerly known as the Red Chalk. The type section is at Hunstanton Cliff in northwest Norfolk.
- Hopson et al 2008. A Stratigraphical Framework for the Lower Cretaceous of England, British Geological Survey Research Report RR/08/03
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