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Maldon Cutting

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Area of Search  Essex
Interest  Geological
Location map  Magic Map
Grid reference  TL 842068
Area  0.1 hectares
Notification  1986
Maldon Cutting

Maldon Cutting is a 0.1 hectare geological Site of Special Scientific Interest in Maldon in Essex. It is a Geological Conservation Review site.

The site is a former railway cutting which is the type locality for the Maldon Till, which dates to the Pleistocene ice age. It was previously thought to represent a separate advance of the ice sheet, but in the light of later work it was concluded that it is an outlier of the till which covers much of central and northern Essex. Finds include a flint hand axe.

The overgrown site is on private land with no public access.

References

Maldon Cutting Wikipedia


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