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Nov 2013 - Nettlebed

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Nettlebed - Pot Kiln held 12,000 bricks (also used for pottery)

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Quite why Nettlebed has an oak tree and a red kite as its sign is unclear

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Nettlebed Kiln information board

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Nettlebed - Pot Kiln held 12,000 bricks (also used for pottery)

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Puddingstone information board

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Nettlebed pudding stones and pot kiln

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Nettlebed - puddingstone 1 - about 60cm high

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Pudding stone - conglomerate of rounded flint pebbles in a sand and quartz matrix, probably 50M years old (formed in desert conditions).

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Exposing a profile along an ancient track across Christmas Common

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Exposing a profile along an ancient track across Christmas Common

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Christmas Common - profile 1.6m deep - highly ferruginous.
Top 30cm is bioturbidity layer (soil); then 1m red (iron); lower layer less oxidised material

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Nettlebed - water-filled abandoned clay pit in Reading beds

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Nettlebed - exploring side of old clay pit (Reading beds)