Seale Chalk Pit
Site of Special Scientific Interest
LocationSurrey
Grid referenceSU 899 481[1]
InterestGeological
Area1.2 hectares (3.0 acres)[1]
Notification1989[1]
Location mapMagic Map

Seale Chalk Pit is a 1.2-hectare (3.0-acre) geological Site of Special Scientific Interest west of Guildford in Surrey.[1][2] It is a Geological Conservation Review site[3] and part of the Seale Chalk Pit and Meadow 3-hectare (7.4-acre) private nature reserve, which is managed by the Surrey Wildlife Trust.[4]

This former quarry exposes rocks of the Hog’s Back, and exhibits the separation of the folding Mesozoic rocks of the Weald from the Tertiary sediments of the London Basin.[5]

There is no public access.

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Designated Sites View: Seale Chalk Pit". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 16 November 2018.
  2. ^ "Map of Seale Chalk Pit". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 16 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Seale Chalk Pit (Alpine Structures of Southern England)". Geological Conservation Review. Joint Nature Conservation Committee. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Seale Chalk Pit and Meadow". Surrey Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 16 November 2018.
  5. ^ "Seale Chalk Pit citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 16 November 2018.

Coordinates: 51°13′30″N 0°42′50″W / 51.225°N 0.714°W / 51.225; -0.714