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At Lower Swanwick there have been several large exposures of the Early Eocene London Clay Formation (Ypresian). These clay-rich deposits are well known for their divere faunas, with many species of bivalves, gastropods and shark teeth.
Until the late 70s, the clay pits of Burledon Brickworks were a very rich fossil localies. After these pits closed, the number of exposures decreased. Nonetheless, even today there are several small outcrops of London Clay in the area.
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Lower Swanwick is situated roughly in between Southhampton and Portsmouth. The clay pits were North of the town.Drag the map and zoom in or out for the best view of this locality.
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