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.
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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.
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