Beech Cottage Quarry

Avon Group

Beech Cottage Quarry

Exposed Units: Avon Group

This disused quarry is a private site, part of the owner’s garden.

The quarry exposes thinly bedded sandstones, and shales overlain by more massive limestones.  Some beds show ripple marks, current-bedding and desiccation cracks showing that the sediment was laid down where the water was shallow or dried out completely.  Fossils of brachiopods and crinoids have been found.


General view of the exposure at Beech Cottage Quarry.

Current bedding in sandstones at Beech Cottage Quarry.


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March 2011

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