Devonian Sandstone

Herefordshire LGS

Designated Local Geological Sites (LGS) in Herefordshire

There are 140 designated Local Geological Sites in Herefordshire, covering a wide range of the rock types and landscape features to be found in the county.

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Site Name Geology/Geomorphology
Aymestrey Main Quarry Silurian, Aymestry Limestone, Ludlow Series
Backney Bridge Devonian, Brownstones Formation
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
Bearswood Common, Kington Quaternary, Pleistocene, Mathon Formation
Beech Cottage Quarry Carboniferous Avon Group (Lower Limestone Shales)
Blackwardine Pleistocene, Risbury Formation, Stoke Prior Member: Fluvioglacial terrace deposits
Bodenham Farm Site 1 Silurian, Upper Ludlow Siltstones
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
Breinton Gorge Silurian Moor Cliffs Formation (Raglan Mudstone Formation) Quaternary fluvioglacial deposits
Bridge Sollers Quaternary, Late Devensian
Brobury Scar Silurian, Raglan Mudstone Formation
Brockhill Farm Quarry Silurian, Ludlow Series, Downton Castle Sandstone Formation
Brockhill Stream Section Silurian, Ludlow Series, Wenlock Series
Bromyard Industrial Estate Devonian, St Maughans Formation
Bronsil Road Cutting Ordovician igneous intrusion
Byton Meanders Channel Processes & Migration
Cholstrey Quaternary, Pleistocene, Anglian, Risbury Formation, Devensian, Herefordshire Formation, Meltwater channel
Clutters Cave Precambrian, Warren House Series
Coldstone Common Quaternary Peat deposits
Coneygree Wood Quarry 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
Credenhill Park Wood Adit and Quarry Silurian Bishop’s Frome Limestone Member, Devonian Freshwater West Formation (St Maughans Formation
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 Camp River Terrace Quaternary, Pleistocene, Palaeoenvironment, River Terrace No. 2
Eaton Hill Silurian, Raglan Mudstone Formation, Quaternary, herefordshire Formation, Risby Formation, Dry Valley
Fishpool Valley Silurian, Aymestry Limestone Formation; Quaternary, Misfit Valley
Flintsham Kettle Quarternary, Late Devensian, Herefordshire Formation, Kettle Hole, hummock terrain
Fowlet Farm Quarry Cambrian/Ordovician intrusions
Franklands Gate Pit Quaternary, Anglian Risbury Formation
Gardiners Quarry Precambrian, Malvern Complex
Garren Valley Geomorpholgy, Devonian Brownstones
Garway Hill Common Thurfurs Quaternary, Pleistocene, Periglacial Conditions. Devonian Brownstones Formation
Glewstone Boat Devonian, Lower Old Red Sandstone, Brownstones
Glewstone Cutting Devonian, Lower Old Red Sandstone, Brownstones
Goggin Road Section Silurian Ludlow Series
Goodrich Castle Devonian, Lower Old red Sandstone
Great Doward Iron Mine Carboniferous Gully Oolite (Crease Limestone)
Gullet Main Quarry Precambrian, Malvern Complex
Gullet Pass Pit Cambrian, Comley Series
Gullet Top Quarry Silurian, Llandovery Series, Precambrian Malvern Complex
Halesend Quarry Silurian, Ludlow Series
Haysebrook Cottages Quaternary, Whitehouse member of Risbury Formation, Cradley and Colwall Members of Cradley Valley Formation
Hergest Court Quaternary, Pleistocene, Late Devensian, Hereford Formation, Meltwater channels
Highfield Quarry Devonian, St Maughans Formation
Hoarwithy Lane Devonian, Brownstones Formation
Holme Lacy Railway Cutting Quaternary, Wye Valley Formation, Holme Lacy Member
Hoopers Oak Quarry Silurian, Ludlow Series
Howle Hill Quarries Carboniferous, Carboniferous Lower Limestone Shales
Huntsham Bridge Quaternary
Huntsham Hill Landslips Lower Devonian Brownstones Formation Upper Devonian Quartz Conglomerate and Tintern Sandstone
Huntsham Hill Road Cutting Devonian, Upper Old Red Sandstone, Quartz Conglomerate
Huntsham Hill South Carboniferous Avon Group (Lower Limestone Shales)
Kenchester Kettle Moraine Quaternary, Pleistocene, Glacial History, Palaeoenvironment
King Arthur’s Cave & Quarry Quaternary; Carboniferous, Llanelli Formation & Gully Oolite 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
Limekiln Quarry Silurian, Ludlow Series
Linton Quarry Silurian, Upper Ludlow Siltstones & Downton Castle Formation
Linton Tile Works Devonian, Lower Old Red Sandstone, St Maughans Formation
Linton Wood Quarry Silurian, Wenlock Series, Ludlow Series, Pridoli Series
Little Doward Hillside 3 Carboniferous, Lower Dolomite and Crease Limestone
Little Doward Limestone Pavement Quaternary, Carboniferous, Crease Limestone Formation
Locksters Pool, River Wye Channel Processes and Migration
Lords Wood Quarry Carboniferous, Carboniferous Limestone Series
Lord’s Wood Trackside Carboniferous Cromhall Sandstone Formation
Lower Dolomite Cliff, Little Doward Carboniferous, Lower Limestone Shales: Black Rock Limestone and contact with Avon Group
Lyne Down Quarry Silurian, Upper Ludlow Siltstones: Upper Bringewood Beds
Loxter Ashbed Quarry Silurian, Aymestry Limestone Formation with bentonite layers
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
Madawg Rock Shelter Carboniferous Gully Oolite (Crease Limestone)
Marlbrook Quarry and Limekiln Silurian, Raglan Mudstone Formation, Bishops Frome Limestone Member
Merbach Stream Silurian, Raglan Formation, Bishops Frome Member, Townsend Tuff Bed
Middle Hollybush Quarry Precambrian, Cambrian, Malvern Quarzite
Mortimers Cross, River Lugg Quaternary, Devensian Moraine
Mortimers Cross Quarry Silurian, Ludlow Series
News Wood Silurian, Much Wenlock Formation
Old Sufton Silurian, Downton Group
Overross Road Cutting Devonian, Lower Old Red Sandstone, Brownstones
Park Wood Tufa Carboniferous Avon Group (Lower Limestone Shales)
Pitch Coppice Quarry Silurian, Wenlock Limestone Formation and Lower Ludlow Siltstones Formation
Priors Frome Laneside Silurian, Ludlow Series
Purlieu Brockhill Coppice Silurian, Ludlow Series, Quaternary, Tufa
Quartz Conglomerate Cliff, Little Doward Devonian, Quartz Conglomerate Formation
Redbank Cliff Silurian, Raglan Mudstone Formation, Quaternary, Pleistocene, 4th River Terrace, Landslip
Risbury Bridge Quaternary, Anglian Humber/Risbury Fm, Devonian St Maughans Fm.
Rudge End Quarry Silurian, Woolhope Limestone Formation/td>
Ryelands Croft Quaternary, Anglian, Risbury Formation
Scutterdine Quarry Silurian, Much Wenlock Limestone Formation, Woolhope Limestone
Shobdon Drumlins Quaternary
Shucknall Hill Quarry Silurian, Ludlow Series
Slashers Quarry Quaternary, Precambrian
Sleaves Oak Quarry Silurian, Ludlow Series
Sned Wood, River Lugg Fault Controlled Valley, result of Glacial Diversion of Drainage
Stansbatch Quaternary, Late Devensian
Starpit Farm Quaternary, Anglian Starpit Formation
Stiffords Bridge – Longley Green Quaternary, Mathon Valley Formation
Stoke Prior School Quaternary, Anglian/Late Devensian
Stretford Gravel Pits Quaternary, Late Devensian
Sunnyhill Section Silurian, Ludlow Series
Sutton Walls Hill Fort 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
The Windles Quarry Carboniferous, Avon Group (Lower Limestone Shale)
Tidbatch 2 Devonian, St Maughans Formation
Trippleton Lane Silurian, Ludlow Series
Turner’s 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
Weir Cliff Quaternary Devensian till
White Fox, Coppet Hill Devonian, Quartz Conglomerate 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
Wyche Cutting and South Wyche Quarry Precambrian, Malvern Complex
Yarkhill 1 Silurian Upper Ludlow Siltstones, Downton Castle Sandstone
Yatton Court, River Lugg Quaternary, Devensian
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