Littlehampton Rocks

This flint pebble contains a wonderfully detailed impression of a Prinonocidaris echinoid interambulacral segment (test fragment). It’s rare to find impressions featuring more than a few individual areole (the circular shapes...

Littlehampton is a great place to start learning about fossils, especially for families with young children. The accessible beaches east and west of the River Arun feature a plentiful supply of...

Internal flint mould of a Micraster echinoid

This excellent internal flint mould of a Micraster echinoid was found in the late 1980s by my sister Naomi Shepherd during a family visit to Littlehampton’s West Beach (as it’s locally known)....

A stunning and relatively unworn internal flint mould of a Conulus echinoid found in the late 1980s by my sister Naomi Shepherd along Littlehampton’s West Beach. Conulus are far less common than...

Marsupites testudinarius

A rare and wonderfully detailed impression of a Marsupites testudinarius crinoid plate found among the beach pebbles approximately 500m west of the river. Discovered in 1988 this was the first of...

Spondylus internal flint mould

Complete Spondylus bivalves are relatively uncommon at the best of times, but to find one complete albeit without its associated spines that protruded from the shell in life, this specimen is...