Photographer: Geoff Downer
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Grid Reference: TR064217
North Lade is a part of the Dungeness peninsula.
The major phases in the evolution of the area are represented in a series of morphological and sedimentary zones each providing distinctive and critical evidence of coastal development. The important features are the shingle ridges and associated sediments, including fringing marsh and peat deposits.
The sediments and their relationship to the shingle ridges are of prime research significance and may hold the key to elaborating and dating the detailed pattern of shoreline and environmental changes.
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