Fern House Gravel Pit facts for kids
|Site of Special Scientific Interest|
|Area of Search||Buckinghamshire|
|Location map||Magic Map|
This site exposes the Pleistocene Taplow Gravel formation, and may help to elucidate a poorly understood period in the history of the River Thames, between glacial Anglian stage, around 450,000 years ago, when the river was diverted south to its present course, and the warm Ipswichian around 120,000 years ago. Fossils found at the site include straight-tusked elephants and mammoths.
The site is on private land with no public access.
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