Hunstanton Formation

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Hunstanton Formation
Stratigraphic range: Albian to Cenomanian (Cretaceous)
Type Formation
Underlies erosion surface
Overlies Carstone Formation, Speeton Clay Formation
Thickness 1-30m
Primary chalk
Other marl
Country England
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.[1]


  1. ^ Hopson et al 2008. A Stratigraphical Framework for the Lower Cretaceous of England, British Geological Survey Research Report RR/08/03