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I found these in flint yesterday Click image for larger version - Name: F13EC3C2-A614-4A90-931C-313F5A8E1871.jpeg, Views: 38, Size: 193.18 KB Click image for larger version - Name: E812EA75-9104-4AFA-92EA-22077E47A863.jpeg, Views: 38, Size: 252.34 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 401D2BB6-0BDB-4352-86CD-9E338F52D838.jpeg, Views: 38, Size: 234.51 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 4CCD66AC-D017-4D47-8FC0-A6D6F6FE605D.jpeg, Views: 37, Size: 251.72 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 929776C0-DA55-4FE9-A123-3A710DCD5B75.jpeg, Views: 38, Size: 259.22 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 19DF9B3F-1DF4-4C5D-B879-46817A8C8007.jpeg, Views: 42, Size: 235.08 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 8FDF41A4-8988-488B-B477-53EF7F9336C0.jpeg, Views: 45, Size: 366.99 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 4785F328-BFF3-4780-AF9E-F017EBCE647E.jpeg, Views: 44, Size: 354.92 KB Click image for larger version - Name: C101F332-6A9A-41E9-A115-5FC273A004AD.jpeg, Views: 39, Size: 335.45 KB
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Photos 7,8 & 9 are the external cast of part of a Cidarid echinoid (sea urchin).  Take an impression with some Plasticine and you'll immediately see how it looked before fossilisation.

Photos 4 & 5 are a quartz crystal lining of a cavity in a flint nodule.  I cannot see from your photo what caused the cavity - maybe a sponge was once there.  There's no indication of an obvious shell.

The remaining photos 1,2,3 & 6 are a little more enigmatic, but they are definitely the impression of some calcite fragments that have dissolved and left just a cast.  The apparent circular cross section and a central hole (now filled by a thin flint rod) suggests that it is Crinoid, possibly Bourgueticrinus, which as an articulated column is quite an unusual find.  Have a look here : http://www.chalk.discoveringfossils.co.uk/3bourgueticrinids.htm  for examples of what I think you have.
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