List of London’s Geological Sites

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Sites 60-71 can be downloaded here.

ID Name Borough
GLA1

Abbey Wood (Lessness Shell Bed)

Bexley

GLA2

Avenue House, Finchley

Barnet

GLA 3

Beckenham Place Park

Lewisham

GLA 4

Chelsfield Gravel

Bromley

GLA 5

Chingford Hatch

Waltham Forest

GLA 6

Croham Hurst

Croydon

GLA 7

Crystal Palace Geological Illustrations

Bromley

GLA 8

Dog Rocks

Greenwich

GLA 12

Finsbury Gravel, Sadler’s Wells

Islington

GLA 14

Gilbert’s Pit

Greenwich

GLA 15

Hainault Forest Country Park

Redbridge

GLA 17

Happy Valley

Croydon

GLA 18

Harrow Weald

Harrow

GLA 19

Hornchurch Cutting

Havering

GLA 20

Horsenden Hill

Ealing

GLA 22

Keston Common

Bromley

GLA 24

Old Gravel Pits, Blackheath

Lewisham/Greenwich

GLA 25

Putney Heath

Wandsworth

GLA 26

Riddlesdown Quarry (formerly Rose and Crown Pit)

Croydon

GLA 29

The Gravel Pits, Northwood

Hillingdon

GLA 30

Cray Valley Golf Course Sand Pit

Bromley

GLA 31

North End Pit

Bexley

GLA 32

High Elms Dene Hole

Bromley

GLA 33

Elmstead Pit

Bromley

GLA 34

Harefield Pit

Hillingdon

GLA 35

Wasnut Pit

Bexley

GLA 36

Pinner Chalk Mines

Harrow

GLA 37

Mark’s Warren Farm Quarry Complex

Barking

GLA 38

Chalky Dell

Bexley

GLA 39

Erith Submerged Forest

Bexley

GLA 40

Chislehurst Caves

Bromley

GLA 41

Klinger Pit, Foots Cray

Bromley

GLA 42

Kenwood House Quarry, Hampstead Heath

Camden

GLA 43

Springfield Park

Hackney

GLA 44

Highgate Wood and Queen’s Wood

Haringey

GLA 45

Bedfords Park, Havering Ridge

Havering

GLA 46

Rainham Submerged Forest

Havering

GLA 47

South Hall Farm/Spring Farm Quarry Complex

Havering

GLA 48

Thames Foreshore, Isleworth

Hounslow

GLA 49

Fairlop Quarry Complex (Hainault Quarry)

Redbridge

GLA 50

Knighton Wood

Redbridge

GLA 51

Parish’s Pit, Erith

Bexley

GLA 52

Bromley Palace Park: Pulhamite & St. Blaise’s Well

Bromley

GLA 53

Charmwood Farm

Bromley

GLA 54

Sundridge Park Manor Pulhamite Grotto

Bromley

GLA 55

Trent Park

Enfield

GLA 56

Bleak Hill Sandpit

Greenwich

GLA 57

Wickham Lane Brickworks Complex

Greenwich

GLA 58

Coldfall Wood (incl. Finchley Cemeteries)

Haringey

GLA 60

Bournewood

Bromley

GLA 61

Bromley and Croydon

GLA 62

Sipson Lane Quarry Complex

Hillingdon

GLA 63

Barn Hill

Brent

GLA 64

Camden

GLA 65

Vanbrugh Pits, Blackheath

Greenwich

GLA 66

Tripcock Ness Submerged Forest

Greenwich

GLA 67

Summerhouse Lane Chalk Pit

Hillingdon

GLA 68

Bedfont Lakes

Hounslow

GLA 69

Wanstead Flats

Redbridge

GLA 70

Richmond Park

Richmond upon Thames

GLA 71

Hollow Pond, Leyton Flats

Waltham Forest

GLA 72

Monken Hadley Common

Barnet
GLA 73

Greenwich Park

Greenwich

Authors:

David Brook, Harrow & Hillingdon Geological Society; Chair, London Geodiversity Partnership

Diana Clements, Geologists’ Association, London Geodiversity Partnership

Gerald Lucy, GeoEssex

Laurie Baker, London Branch Open University Geological Society, London Geodiversity Partnership

Naomi Stevenson, Natural England, London Geodiversity Partnership

Peter Collins, GeoEssex, London Geodiversity Partnership

Paul Rainey. Ravensbourne Geological Society, London Geodiversity Partnership

Vernon Marks. South London RIGS Group, London Geodiversity Partnership

 

General references for further information

The publications listed here give further information about the geology of London.

Ellison, R.A. et al. (2004): Geology of London. Special Memoir for 1:50,000 Geological sheets 256 (North London), 257 (Romford), 270 (South London) & 271 (Dartford). British Geological Survey.
In the Guide, specific pages are indicated for example: BGS Special Memoir, pp 5-7

GA Guide No. 68: The Geology of London. Compiled by Diana Clements; Geologists’ Association (2012).
In the Guide, specific pages are indicated for example: GA Guide 68, pp 5-7

Bridgland, D.R., (1994), Quaternary of the Thames, Geological Conservation Review

Barron, H; Thompson, J; Aldiss, D; Woods, M; Harrison, A. 2009; revised 2012 London’s foundations protecting the geodiversity of the capital. London, UK, Greater London Authority.