Crag Pit, Aldeburgh

Crag Pit, Aldeburgh is a 0.2 hectare geological Site of Special Scientific Interest in Aldeburgh in Suffolk.[1][2] It is a Geological Conservation Review site,[3] and within the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.[4]

Crag Pit, Aldeburgh
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Crag Pit, Aldeburgh 1.jpg
Area of SearchSuffolk
Grid referenceTM 458 580[1]
InterestGeological
Area0.2 hectares[1]
Notification1987[1]
Location mapMagic Map

This is the most northern site which exposes the Pliocene Coralline Crag Formation around five million years ago. It has rich and diverse fossils, including many bryozoans, and other fauna include serpulids and several boring forms.[5]

This site, which has been filled in, is on private land with no public access.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Designated Sites View: Crag Pit, Aldeburgh". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 29 May 2017.
  2. ^ "Map of Crag Pit, Aldeburgh". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 29 May 2017.
  3. ^ "Crag Pit Nursery, Aldeburgh (Neogene)". Geological Conservation Review. Joint Nature Conservation Committee. Retrieved 3 May 2017.
  4. ^ "Suffolk Coast & Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Management Plan 2013–2018" (PDF). Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB. p. 76. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-08-15. Retrieved 6 August 2016.
  5. ^ "Crag Pit, Aldeburgh citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 May 2015. Retrieved 29 May 2017.

Coordinates: 52°09′54″N 1°35′35″E / 52.165°N 1.593°E / 52.165; 1.593