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Hay’s Depot Yard

Grid Reference: TQ726574 Ragstone was an extremely important building material from Roman times. 
At the Hay’s Depot Yard site it is better exposed than similar strata, very poorly exposed, at the SSSI in the abandoned Allington Quarry, now the 20/20 Industrial Estate. The former Ragstone quarry has been developed as an industrial estate and shopping […]

RIGS and SSSI in area

RIGS (Regionally Important Geological Sites) RIGS are geological sites that are important for historical, scientific research or educational reasons. RIGS Information   SSSI (Sites of Special Scientific Interest) SSSIs give legal protection to the best sites for wildlife and geology in England. SSSI information         Site information Aylesford Wagons Pit Aylesford Ditton […]

Aylesford Pit SSSI

This pit, which dates back over a century, provides excellent exposures of fossiliferous Medway Terrace deposits overlying (Cretaceous) Folkestone Beds. In addition to numerous mammalian bones, the site has also yielded a wealth of Paleolithic artefacts. Although well known, and often visited, its geographical isolation has made precise correllation with the main Thames sequence uncertain. […]

Wagon’s Pit, Aylesford

This is the classical Aylesford Pit (No. 2 site of RMC) which opened pre-1851. Traditionally known as the Wagon Pit, it has a number of synonyms: Silas Wagon’s Pit, Wettern Bros., Aylesford Sand [& Gravel] Co., Halls Aggregate Pit, and finally Aylesford Sand Quarry. The picture left shows the main level in the quarry, approximately […]

Aylesford Pit

Aylesford Pit Grid Reference: TQ722597 aylesford sand quarryThe two working pits at Aylesford (Aylesford Pit and Wagon’s Pit) provide excellent sections through Lower Cretaceous and Pleistocene sediments in the Maidstone area. Aylesford Pit, the smaller of the two pits, is shown as ‘disused’ on current maps but has been re-activated These two sites, together with […]

Ditton Court Quarry

Ditton Court Quarry Grid Reference: TQ715577 ditton court quarry 2 Ragstone was an extremely important building material from Roman times. Its use and exploitation is culturally very significant in southeast England, yet old quarries have been almost completely destroyed and any new ones are immediately backfilled. Therefore, Ditton Court Quarry with its good access and […]

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