Leet Hill, Kirby Cane

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Leet Hill, Kirby Cane
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Leet Hill, Kirby Cane 2.jpg
Area of SearchNorfolk
Grid referenceTM 380 929[1]
InterestGeological
Area6.5 hectares (16 acres)[1]
Notification1994[1]
Location mapMagic Map

Leet Hill, Kirby Cane is a 6.5-hectare (16-acre) geological Site of Special Scientific Interest in Kirby Cane in Norfolk.[1][2] It is a Geological Conservation Review site.[3]

This is a quarry which has a sequence of deposits dating to the Middle Pleistocene, with the base of gravels laid down by a confluence to two rivers, above that glacial gravels, and then a sequence of chalky sands probably also laid down by glaciers.[4]

The site is a working quarry and there is no public access.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Designated Sites View: Leet Hill, Kirby Cane". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Map of Leet Hill, Kirby Cane". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Leet Hill (Quaternary of East Anglia)". Geological Conservation Review. Joint Nature Conservation Committee. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Leet Hill, Kirby Cane citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 15 July 2018.

Coordinates: 52°28′55″N 1°30′14″E / 52.482°N 1.504°E / 52.482; 1.504