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Designated Local Geological Sites in Worcestershire

There are currently more than 90 designated Local Geological Sites in Worcestershire, 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
Abberley Hall (South Terrace) Silurian, Much Wenlock Limestone Formation
Abberley Hall East Silurian, Much Wenlock Limestone Formation
Abberley Village Silurian, Upper Ludlow Shale
Ashmoor Common Quaternary, Pleistocene
Bark Hill Carboniferous, Coal Measures Series, Etruria Formation
Barrel Heald Quarry Silurian, Upper Ludlow Shale/Downton Castle Formation
Beckford Gravel Pit Quaternary, Pleistocene
Bewdley Road Cutting East Triassic, Sherwood Sandstone Group
Bewdley Road Cutting West Permian, Sherwood Sandstone Group
Blackstone Rock Permian/Triassic, Bridgnorth Sandstone and Kidderminster Formation, Quaternary
Bredon Hill, Camber Slope Quaternary, Jurassic, Inferior Oolite
Bredon Hill, King and Queen Stones Quaternary, Jurassic, Inferior Oolite
Bredon Hill, The Banbury Stone Quaternary, Jurassic, Inferior Oolite
Bredon Hill, Woollashill Quaternary, Jurassic, Lias
Broadway Quarry Jurassic, Inferior Oolite Series
Brockhill Court Quarry Silurian
Callow Farm Track Silurian, Much Wenlock Limestone Formation
Callow Track North Silurian, Much Wenlock Limestone Formation
Camp Farm Quarry Silurian, Upper Ludlow Shale
Castlemorton Common Triassic, Quaternary/Devensian
Dingle Quarry Precambrian, Malvern Complex
Easthope Farm Silurian, Aymestry Limestone
Eymore Railway Cutting Carboniferous, Westphalian Formation
Fetterlocks Wood Silurian, Much Wenlock Limestone Formation
Gullet Main Quarry Precambrian, Malvern Complex
Hartlebury Common Quaternary, Triassic, Bromsgrove & Wildmoor Sandstone Formations.
High Wood Sports Field Silurian, Llandovery Series
Hunthouse No.6 Colliery Carboniferous, Coal Measure Series
Hunthouse Wood Carboniferous, Coal Measure Series, Halesowen Formation
Ivy Scar Rock Precambrian, Igneous
Leigh Brook Quaternary and Silurian
Lippetts Farm Quarry Silurian, Much Wenlock Limestone Formation
Longley Green Quarry 1 Silurian, Aymestry Limestone, Upper Ludlow Shales Formation
Longley Green 1 Quaternary, Mathon Valley Formation
Lower Tolgate Quarry Precambrian, Malvern Complex,
Madeley Heath Quaternary, Triassic, Bromsgrove Sandstone Formation
Mamble Colliery Carboniferous, Coal Measure Series
Martley Roadside Triassic, Bromsgrove Sandstone/Mercia Mudstone Formations
Osebury Rock Triassic, Bromsgrove Sandstone Formation
Park Wood Silurian, Coalbrookdale and Much Wenlock Limestone Formations
Parkwood Quarries Silurian, Coalbrookdale and Much Wenlock Limestone Formations
Penny Hill Silurian, Much Wenlock Limestone Formation
Pixty Quarry Precambrian, Igneous, Metamorphic
Quarry Farm, Penny Hill Silurian, Much Wenlock Limestone Formation
Redstone Rock Triassic, Wildmoor Sandstone Formation
Reservoir Quarry Precambrian, Warren House Series
Rushy Valley Quaternary, head
Scar Cottage Triassic, Bridgnorth Sandstone
Scar Quarry Triassic/Precambrian junction
Shavers End Quarry Silurian, Ludlow Series,
Shepley Sandpit and Knoll Triassic, Kidderminster Formation
Shewards Quarry Silurian, Upper Ludlow Shales
Southstone Rock Silurian, Devonian, Lower ORS Series, Quaternary
Suckley 2 Silurian, Much Wenlock Limestone Formation
Suckley 3 Silurian, Much Wenlock Limestone Formation
Tank Quarry Precambrian, Igneous
Upper Tolgate Quarry Precambrian, Malvern Complex
Wallhouse Silurian, Much Wenlock Limestone Formation
Walsgrove Hill Silurian, Aymestry Limestone Formation
Westminster Arms Quarry Precambrian, Malvern Complex
Wide Valley Malvernian, Quaternary/Devensian
Woodbury Old Quarry Silurian, Upper Ludlow Shales/Downton Castle Formation
Woodbury Quarry Silurian, Pridoli, Ludlow, Bringewood, Leintwardine and Whitcliffe Formations, Quaternary
Woodlands Stud Lane Upper Carboniferous, Highley Beds
Worcester Road Cutting Triassic, Wildmore Sandstone Formation