|Stone Cliff, Stone-in-Oxney|
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Grid Reference: TQ939263
Stone Cliff, on the edge of the Rother Levels is part of the impressive abandoned cliff line landward of the Walland and Romney Marshes. Within the site, a landslip is possibly still active and illustrates some of the processes that have shaped the cliff line since its abandonment.
It is thought that the cliff line was established during the last (Ipswichian) interglacial and has been extensively modified by solifluction and landslip during the subsequent Devensian glacial and post glacial (Holocene) periods.
This site was designated because:-
Clearance of vegetation and fallen debris along a 30 metre section of the cliff (fault-plane) would provide an important geological resource for schools, life-long learning and academic research.
Access And Safety
Park on verge opposite the entrance to a public footpath near Tighe Farm at TQ 938268. Stone Cliff may be viewed from the path.
(Regionally Important Geological Sites)
RIGS are geological sites that are important for historical, scientific research or educational reasons.
(Sites of Special Scientific Interest)
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