GLA 41: Klinger Pit, Foots Cray, Potential RIGS

GLA 41: Klinger Pit, Foots Cray, Potential RIGS
London Borough of Bromley, TQ 478 703
Ownership: Private (uncertain who)

An abandoned pit formerly owned by Klinger that was worked for Thanet Sand Formation. It shows c.3-10 m of nearly vertical face on the south and east sides of the site. There is some slumping near the base. In January 2012 the floor of the quarry had been cleared of dumped material and birch trees but the birch were still growing on the slumped slopes and were taller than the quarry faces. The low residual face (c.2 m tall) screening the quarry from the back of the factory had also been removed in January 2012. The lithology is predominantly fine yellow sand. This remains the best exposure of Thanet Sand in the London area and deserves to be conserved as a Regionally Important Geological Site.

From Tesco’s car park
Source: London’s foundations, page 194 (Laurie Baker, January 2012)

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