Excavation at the A420 Bypass 1978

Excavations on the land cleared for the new A420 bypass that was opened in 1979. Millions of belemnites were seen in the clay. Belemnites were marine animals – cephalopods that lived during the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. Their closest living relatives are squid and cuttlefish.

Bypass Stanford Rd 1978
Stanford Road looking towards the Folly (right of picture). The light strip across the road shows the route of the bypass.
Bypass Stanford Rd West 1978
Land cleared for the bypass. Looking west from the crossing of Stanford Road.