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Designated Local Geological Sites in Herefordshire

There are currently more than 110 designated Local Geological Sites in Herefordshire, covering a number of the rock types and landscape features to be found (See Local Geology section). New sites are being surveyed and proposed for designated on a regular basis, so the list below will continue to grow. For more information about the sites listed below, please contact eht@worc.ac.uk:

Site Name Geology/Geomorphology
Aymestrey Main Quarry Silurian, Aymestry Limestone, Ludlow Series
Ballingham Railway Section Devonian, Lower Old Red Sandstone, Quaternary Flowstone
Bartestree Quarry (Lowes Hill) Devonian, Lower Old Red Sandstone, Permian-aged Intrusion
Barton Farm, Kington Quaternary, Pleistocene, Late Devensian, Hereford Formation, Glacial Moraine
Blackwardine Quaternary, Anglian, Risbury Formation
Bodenham Farm Site 1 Silurian, Ludlow Series
Bodenham Farm Site 2 Silurian, Ludlow Series
Bodenham Farm Site 3 Silurian, Ludlow Series
Bodenham Tufa Falls Quaternary
Bredwardine ( Old Court) Quaternary, Late Devensian, Staunton on Wye Member of Herefordshire Formation
Bridge Sollers Quaternary, Late Devensian
Brobury Scar Silurian, Raglan Mudstone Formation
Brockhill Quarry Silurian, Ludlow Series, Downton Castle Sandstone Formation
Brockhill Stream Section Silurian, Ludlow Series, Wenlock Series
Byton Meanders Channel Processes & Migration
Cholstrey Quaternary, Pleistocene, Anglian, Risbury Formation, Devensian, Herefordshire Formation, Meltwater channel
Clutters Cave Precambrian, Warren House Series
Coneygree Wood Site 1 Silurian, Much Wenlock Limestone Formation
Cowleigh Bridge A Silurian, Llandovery Series, May Hill Sandstone Group, Cowleigh Park Formation
Cowleigh Bridge B Precambrian, Malverns Complex, Silurian, Llandovery, May Hill Sandstone Group
Deans Place Quarry Silurian, Ludlow Series
Deer Park Road Section Silurian, Ludlow Series
Dormington Slip Silurian, Ludlow Series
Dormington Wood Quarry Silurian, Much Wenlock Limestone Formation
Dudales Hope Valley Devonian, St Maughans Formation
E.Green’s Quarry Silurian, Priodoli Series
Eaton Hill Silurian, Raglan Mudstone Formation, Quaternary, herefordshire Formation, Risby Formation, Dry Valley
Flintsham Kettle Quarternary, Late Devensian, Herefordshire Formation, Kettle Hole, hummock terrain
Franklands Gate Quaternary, Anglian Risbury Formation
Gardiners Quarry Precambrian, Malvern Complex
Glewstone Boat Devonian, Lower Old Red Sandstone, Brownstones
Glewstone A40 Devonian, Lower Old Red Sandstone, Brownstones
Goggin Road Section Silurian Ludlow Series
Goodrich Castle Devonian, Lower Old red Sandstone
Gullet Main Quarry Precambrian, Malvern Complex
Gullet Pass Cambrian, Comley Series
Gullet Top Quarry Silurian, Llandovery Series, Precambrian Malvern Complex
Halesend Quarry Silurian, Ludlow Series
Hergest Court Quaternary, Pleistocene, Late Devensian, Hereford Formation, Meltwater channels
Haysebrook Cottages Quaternary, Whitehouse member of Risbury Formation, Cradley and Colwall Members of Cradley Valley Formation
Highfield Devonian, St Maughans Formation
Hoopers Oak Quarry Silurian, Ludlow Series
Howle Hill Quarries Carboniferous, Carboniferous Lower Limestone Shales
Huntsham Bridge Quaternary
Huntsham Hill Road Cutting Devonian, Upper Old Red Sandstone, Quartz Conglomerate
King Arthur’s Cave Quaternary, Carboniferous, Crease Limestone Formation
Kingsfield Quaternary, Lugg Valley Formation
Kinsham Gorge Proglacial Overspill Channel
Knapp Lane Quarry Silurian, Ludlow Series, Aymestry Limestone
Ledbury Tunnel Quarry Silurian, Ludlow Series, Downton Castle Formation
Limestone Pavement, Little Doward Quaternary, Carboniferous, Crease Limestone Formation
Linton Quarry Silurian, Wenlock Series, Ludlow Series, Pridoli Series
Linton Tile Works Devonian, Lower Old Red Sandstone, St Maughans Formation
Little Doward Hillside 1 Devonian, Upper ORS, Quartz Conglomerate Formation
Little Doward Hillside 2 Carboniferous, Lower Limestone Shales
Little Doward Hillside 3 Carboniferous, Lower Dolomite and Crease Limestone
Locksters Pool Channel Processes and Migration
Lordswood Quarry Carboniferous, Carboniferous Limestone Series
Lyne Down Quarry Silurian, Ludlow Series
M50 Section 1 and d Devonian, Lower old Red Sandstone, Brownstones
M50 Section 2 Devonian, Lower Old Red Sandstone, St Maughans Formation, Brownstones
M50 Section A Silurian/Devonian, Downton Castle Fm./Lower Old Red Sandstone
Marlbrook Silurian, Raglan Mudstone Formation, Bishops Frome Limestone Formation
Mathon Quarry Quaternary
Middle Hollybush Quarry Precambrian, Cambrian, Malvern Quarzite
Mortimers Cross Quaternary, Devensian Moraine
Mortimers Cross Quarry Silurian, Ludlow Series
Motorway(Linton Wood) Quarry Silurian, Ludlow Series, Much Wenlock Limestone Formation
Murchison Exposure, News Wood Silurian, Much Wenlock Formation
Old Sufton Silurian, Downton Group
Overross Cliff Devonian, Lower Old Red Sandstone, Brownstones
Priors Frome Laneside Silurian, Ludlow Series
Purlieu Brockhill Coppice Silurian, Ludlow Series, Quaternary, Tufa
Quarry near Fowlet Farm Cambrian/Ordovician intrusions
Quarry north of King Arthur’s Cave Carboniferous, Crease Limestone and Whitehead Limestone
Risbury Bridge Quaternary, Anglian Humber/Risbury Fm, Devonian St Maughans Fm.
Ryelands Croft Quaternary, Anglian, Risbury Formation
Scutterdine Quarry Silurian, Much Wenlock Limestone Formation, Woolhope Limestone
Shobdon Drumlins Quaternary
Shucknall Hill Silurian, Ludlow Series
Slashers Quarry Quaternary, Precambrian
Sleaves Oak Quarry Silurian, Ludlow Series
Sned Wood Fault Controlled Valley, result of Glacial Diversion of Drainage
Stansbatch Quaternary, Late Devensian
Starpit Farm Quaternary, Anglian Starpit Formation
Station Road Industrial Estate Devonian, Lower Old Red Sandstone, St Maughan’s Formaiton
Stiffords Bridge – Longley Green Quaternary, Mathon Valley Formation
Stoke Prior School Quaternary, Anglian/Late Devensian
Stretford Quaternary, Late Devensian
Sunny Hill Section Silurian, Ludlow Series
Sutton Walls Quaternary, Lugg Valley Formation
Swardon Quarry Silurian, Ludlow Series.
Swardon Quarry below house Silurian, Ludlow Series
The Biblins Carboniferous and Quaternary
The Brays Quaternary, Risbury Formation, Mathon Valley Formation
The Leasows Quaternary, Late Devensian, Hereford Formation
The Rainbow/ Hell Wood Channel Subglacial Channel
The Vauld Quaternary, Anglian Risbury Formation
Tidbatch 2 Devonian, St Maughans Formation
Trippleton Lane Silurian, Ludlow Series
Turners Boat Quaternary, Devensian Kettle Moraine
Upper Lyde Pit Quaternary, Devensian
Ward Hill Silurian, Raglan Mudstone Formation, Bishop’s Frome Limestone
Warners Farm Pit Quaternary, Risbury Formation, Cradley Valley Formation
Whitmans Hill Coppice Silurian, Much Wenlock Formation
Whitmans Hill Quarry Silurian, Wenlock Series, Ludlow Series
Wild Goose Farm Silurian, Much Wenlock Formation
Wilton Bluff Devonian, Lower Old Red Sandstone, Brownstones
Woolhope Cockshoot 2 Silurian, Ludlow Series
Woolhope Quarry Silurian, Wenlock Series
Yatton Court Quaternary, Devensian