Pincent's Kiln

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Pincents Kiln is also another name for Wilder's Folly


Pincent's Kiln is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) just on the western edge of Calcot, Berkshire.[1] It is the site of a former Quarry which reveals important geological features [2]

Geography[edit]

The site is 0.2 acres in size.[3] This site is the only remaining permanent exposure of the Tertiary Reading Beds in the area from which they were first described. The site provides evidence that a shallow sea spread over this area some 60 million years ago.[2] The site contains a number of fossil flora of higher plants, with a number of species of fossil fruits and seeds.[2]

History[edit]

In 1970 the site was designated a site of special scientific interest (SSSI).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Magic Map Application". Magic.defra.gov.uk. Retrieved 2017-03-19. 
  2. ^ a b c d "SITE NAME: PINCENTS KILN" (PDF). Retrieved 2017-03-19. 
  3. ^ "Pincent's Kiln SSSI". Natural england. Retrieved 2017-03-19.