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  Lower Swanwick
  Great Britain

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november 2016
Last Modified:
november 2016

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Location description

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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Directions

Lower Swanwick is situated roughly in between Southhampton and Portsmouth. The clay pits were North of the town.

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Finds

Many bivalves, gastropods, shark teeth and much more. 

Literature recommended by members

  • Jeffery, P. & Tracey, S., 1997: The Early Eocene London Clay Formation mollusc fauna of the former Bursledon Brickworks, Lower Swanwick, Hampshire
    Tertiary Research 17 (3+4), 75-137.
    Added by FossilDude

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