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Upper Common Pits
Site of Special Scientific Interest
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Area of Search Surrey
Interest Geological
Area 3.0 hectares (7.4 acres)
Notification 1992
Location map Magic Map

Upper Common Pits is a 3-hectare (7.4-acre) geological Site of Special Scientific Interest in the north of Gomshall in Surrey. It is a Geological Conservation Review site.


These pits have yielded deposits which are part of the Netley Heath Beds, which date to the Early Pleistocene and are related to the Red Crag Formation. There is a considerable difference in elevation compared with the Red Crag of East Anglia, suggesting differential warping. Near the base there are sandy deposits with many marine fossils.

The site is private land with no public access.

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