Suffolk's Story 2


c. 450,000 BC
Wickhambrook: Anglian Glaciation

02 Wickhambrook

This great glaciation covered most of England, reaching as far south as Essex. When it retreated it left a thick deposit of boulder clay (Lowestoft Till) on the central part of Suffolk; this is known to be 69m (226 feet) thick at Wickhambrook. Melt-waters from the ice-sheet drained south-east and east, producing the valleys of the Waveney, Deben, Gipping and Stour.

1 Pakefield  Wickhambrook  3 Hoxne


Further reading

Clark, C.D., Gibbard, P.L. and Rose, J., ‘Pleistocene glacial limits in England, Scotland and Wales’ in J. Ehlers and P.L. Gibbard (eds), Quaternary Glaciations – Extent and Chronology. Part I: Europe, Developments in Quaternary Science 2, Elsevier, Amsterdam & London 2004.
Catt, J.A. et al., ‘Quaternary: ice sheets and their legacy’ in P.J. Brenchley and P.F. Rawson (eds), The Geology of England and Wales, Geological Society, London, 2nd ed. 2006.