One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Clay forming an extensive layer in south-eastern England, dating from the lower Eocene period.
- ‘Colchester in Essex, where London clay underlies the estuaries, was the home of the renowned Pyfleet oysters.’
- ‘For cooling the building during warm weather, naturally chilled groundwater is brought up from the aquifer through holes bored through 410 feet of London clay.’
- ‘Residents in Southend, Westcliff and Leigh are likely to be hit particularly hard because the soil is predominantly London clay.’
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