Excursion to the Deneholes, Stone, near Dartford. Saturday, February 29th, 1908 - Geologists' Association excursion

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Excursion to the Deneholes, Stone, near Dartford. Saturday, February 29th, 1908 (Transcription from GA Circular No. 91. Session 1907–1908.[edit]

DIRECTORS : MR. E. C. YOUENS MR. S. PRIEST.

EXCURSION SECRETARY : A. C. YOUNG, 17, Vicars Hill, Lewisham, S.E.

Leave Cannon Street Station by the 2.10 p.m., arriving Dartford, 2.44 p.m.

To obtain reduced tickets meet Secretary under clock not later than 1.55 p m.—Fare 1/8.

On arriving at Dartford proceed by tram to Stone Court, where by the kind permission of J. J. Hewitt, Esq., J.P., an opportunity will be afforded of examining the recently discovered Deneholes.

Visit adjacent chalk quarry and then proceed to Stone National Schools to inspect Mr. Priest's collection. Return by tram to Dartford.

Tea at Bull Hotel. After tea visit the newly-formed Museum (at the Technical Institute), of which Mr. Youens is the Curator.

Return to town by the 7 32 p m. train, arriving Cannon Street, 8.19 p.m.

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Excursion to Dartford and Stone, February 29th 1908[edit]

Page 37 P805283 Views of Stone Court Chalk Pit from the denehole. Excursion to Dartford and Stone, February 29th 1908.
Page 37 P805284 Views of Stone Court Chalk Pit from the denehole. Excursion to Dartford and Stone, February 29th 1908.
Page 37 P805285 Denehole discovered in excavating the Chalk. Excursion to Dartford and Stone, February 29th 1908.
Page 37 P805286 Denehole discovered in excavating the Chalk. Excursion to Dartford and Stone, February 29th 1908.
Page 39 P805287 View of pit from interior of denehole. Excursion to Dartford and Stone, February 29th 1908.
Page 39 P805288 A lateral chamber. Excursion to Dartford and Stone, February 29th 1908.
Page 39 P805289 The end chamber. Excursion to Dartford and Stone, February 29th 1908.
Page 41 P805290 The entrance to a denehole at West Thurrock. In the course of ploughing this field the horse's feet broke through the surface. Descending a Denehole at Hangman's Wood. We procured a rope and the pole of a waggon and investigated the interior. The shaft descended through about 12 feet of Thanet Sand and entered into a beehive-shaped chamber about 20 ft. high. These deneholes were formed in getting the chalk in past ages for marling the land.
Page 41 P805291 The entrance to a denehole at West Thurrock. The clergy helping a sinner in the pit. Descending a Denehole at Hangman's Wood.
Page 41 P805292 Descending a denehole at Hangman's Wood. Descending a Denehole at Hangman's Wood. So-called archaeologists have made many wild statements about these deneholes in Essex, this series being known locally as 'King Cunobeline's Gold Mines'. They are simply old workings for obtaining chalk.