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The Shropshire Geological Society have recommended the following sites on the basis of nationally agreed criteria, such as scientific value, educational interest and historical importance, and with good enough access to make them worthwhile for registration.

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Site Details

Hillend Quarry / Hillend Farm (W)
Silurian: Llandovery Series (Lower): Pentamerus Beds.
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 396 876
Site Details
Onny River Section
Unconformity between Ordovician (Caradoc: Onny Shales) and Silurian (Upper Llandovery: Hughley Shales)
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 425 854
Site Details
Upper Millichope
Silurian: Lower Ludlow: Lower and Middle Elton Formation (ref.1).
Fossils
SO 519 897 to SO 521 893
Site Details
View Edge Quarries
Silurian: Ludlow Series: Aymestry Group (BGS SO48, Craven Arms).
Fossils
SO 426 807
Site Details
Cornbrook Dingle
Carboniferous: Cornbrook Sandstone Formation.
Petrology and Stratigraphy
SO 602 758 to 603 755
Site Details
Hope Valley
Ordovician (Hope Shales) and Silurian (Llandovery Venusbank Formation).
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SJ 342 015 to 357 021
Site Details
Snailbeach Mine
Ordovician: Arenig Series: Mytton Flags (BGS 1: 25000 Shelve Area).
Mineralogy/Petrology
SJ 375 023
Site Details
Black Garn, Chapel Lawn
Silurian: Downtonian (Platyschisma beds according to the information on the Favoured list).
Structure
SO 297 758
Site Details
Corndon Hill
Ordovician: Llanvirn Series: Hope Group and Pre-Silurian dolerite (BGS Shelve Area 1:25000).
Mineralogy/Petrology
SO 305 969 (GR summit).
Site Details
Withins Bury Ditches, Clun (Brookbath)
Silurian: Cefn Einion Formation, Platychisma Beds and Downton Castle Sandstone (ref.1).
Fossils and Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 317 836
Site Details
Tasker Quarry
Ordovician: Llanvirn: Stapeley Volcanics Group and Stapeley Shales.
Fossils and Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 325 956
Site Details
Shelve Farm
Ordovician: Arenig Series: Mytton Flags.
Fossils
SO 335 990
Site Details
Stiperstones, The Rock
Ordovician: Arenig Series: Shelve Group: Stiperstones Quartzite.
Geomorphology/Landscape
SO 351 964
Site Details
Gripes Nest, Hopton
Silurian: Bailey Hill Formation.
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 352 764
Site Details
Stiperstones, Nipstone Rock
Ordovician: Arenig Series: Shelve Group: Stiperstones Quartzite.
Mineralogy/Petrology
SO 357 970
Site Details
Bog Mine
Ordovician
Mineralogy/Petrology
SO 357 978
Site Details
Poles Coppice
Ordovician: Arenig Series: Shelve Group: Stiperstones Quartzite (BGS Shelve Area).
Structure and Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SJ 390 046
Site Details
Edgton Farm [also called Edgton Farm (Dunslow)]
Silurian: Ludlow Shales.
Fossils
SO 390 858
Site Details
Burrow Hill Fort
Silurian: Ludlow Series (undivided W of C/S fault, BGS Sheet 166).
Geomorphology/Landscape
SO 382 831
Site Details
Top of Halford Wood
Silurian: Ludlow Series: Aymestry Group
Geomorphology/Landscape
SO 448 837
Site Details
Ludford Corner
Silurian: Ludlow Series, transition to Pridoli Series.
Fossils and Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 513 742
Site Details
Lurkenhope
Silurian: Ludlow Series (ref.1).
Fossils and Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 288 742
Site Details
Selley Hall (vicinity)
Silurian: Ludlow Series (BGS Wales 1:250000
Structure
SO 271 768
Site Details
Tournett
Silurian: Upper Ludlow Series
Fossils
SO 322 732
Site Details
Bedstone Hill
Silurian: Cefn Einon Formation.
Fossils and Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 348 759
Site Details
Hopton Park
Silurian: Bailey Hill Formation.
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 358 777
Site Details
Swan Hill (Shrops)
Silurian: Ludlow Series: Aymestry Group.
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 413 775 to 415 777
Site Details
Shelderton Rock
Silurian: Ludlow Series: Aymestry Group.
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 418 778
Site Details
Onibury Hale Bank Quarry
Silurian: Ludlow Series: Upper Ludlow Shales. (Previous report; Lower & Upper Whitcliffe Group).
Fossils and Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 453 794
Site Details
Clive Cottages Quarry, Whitcliffe, Ludlow
Silurian: Ludlow Series: Whitcliffe Beds.
Fossils and Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 505 746
Site Details
Colstey (Bury Ditches W)
Silurian: Cefn Einion Formation.
Fossils and Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 305 839
Site Details
Croveats Lane, Clun (NE)
Silurian: Downton (Ludlow Bone Bed) according to ref.1.
Fossils and Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 313 819
Site Details
Acton Bank
Silurian: Cefn Einion Formation.
Structure and Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 314 851
Site Details
Colebatch (W)
Silurian: Bailey Hill Formation (ref.1).
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 315 874
Site Details
Stepple Knoll (N)
Silurian: Cefn Einion Formation.
Fossils and Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 322 834
Site Details
Stepple Farm (N)
Silurian: Knucklas Castle Formation.
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 325 831
Site Details
Bury Ditches (SSW)
Silurian: Cefn Einion Formation?
Fossils and Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 325 834
Site Details
Bury Ditches Dawes Lines
Silurian: Knucklas Castle Formation to Cefn Einion Formation.
Fossils and Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 329 636 to SO 325 834
Site Details
Bury Ditches Clun (SE)
Silurian: Knucklas Castle Formation.
Fossils and Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 329 836
Site Details
Bury Ditches Clun (E)
Silurian: Cefn Einion Formation.
Geomorphology/Landscape
SO 329 838
Site Details
Bury Ditches car-park (W)
Silurian: Knucklas Castle Formation.
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 334 840 to SO 329 835
Site Details
Stank Lane Quarry
Silurian: Bailey Hill Formation.
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 349 872
Site Details
Purslow (W)
Silurian: Bailey Hill Formation.
Structure and Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 352 811
Site Details
Kempton (NW)
Silurian: Bailey Hill Formation.
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 353 834
Site Details
Oaker Wood (S)
Silurian: Ludlow Series (upper, ref.1).
Fossils and Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 378 815
Site Details
Ridgeway Hill
Silurian: Ludlow Series: Edgton Limestone (BGS Sheet 166).
Fossils and Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 397 865
Site Details
Horderley
Silurian: Wenlock Series: Edgton Limestone (Equivalent to Wenlock Limestone and Tickwood beds) or calcareous Wenlock Shales? (BGS SO48, Craven Arms 1:25000).
Fossils
SO 408 871
Site Details
Longville Plantation (S)
Ordovician: Caradoc: Chatwall Sandstone and Chatwall Flags (transition).
Mineralogy/Petrology
SO 410 852
Site Details
High Wood (N) (Longville Plantation south)
Ordovician: Caradoc: Chatwall Sandstone.
Fossils and Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 412 851
Site Details
Onny Valley
Unconformity between Ordovician (Caradoc: Hoar Edge Grit) and Precambrian (Longmyndian).
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 412 861 on list (SO 411 861 in ref.1)
Site Details
Smeathen (ESE)
Ordovician: Caradoc: Chatwall Sandstone.
Mineralogy/Petrology
SO 413 859
Site Details
Horderley Quarries (MS)
Ordovician: Caradoc: Chatwall (Horderley) Sandstone.
Mineralogy/Petrology
SO 415 859
Site Details
Cheney Longville (W)
Ordovician: Caradoc: Cheney Longville Flags.
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 419 849
Site Details
River Onny (railway)
Ordovician: Caradoc: Alternata Limestone
Fossils and Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 418 857 (SO 418 856 in ref.1)
Site Details
River Onny (A)
Ordovician: Caradoc: Acton Scott Group.
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 421 855
Site Details
Horderley Quarries (SE)
Ordovician: Caradoc: Chatwall (Horderley) Sandstone Alternata Limestone and Chatwall Flags.
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 421 857
Site Details
Moorwood Scarp (Strefford Wood)
Silurian: Wenlock Series: Tickwood Beds and Wenlock Limestone
Structure and Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 453 856
Site Details
Upper Westhope (S)
Silurian: Ludlow Series: Aymestry Group
Fossils and Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 479 864 (also 482 863)
Site Details
Whittery Quarry
Ordovician: Caradoc: Whittery Volcanics and Shales (ref.1).
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 274 981
Site Details
Bergams Corner
Ordovician: Shelve Group: Mytton Flags and intrusive dolerite.
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 356 998
Site Details
Norbury Quarry
Silurian: Llandovery Series: Pentamerus Sandstone (BGS Shelve Inlier, 1:25000).
Fossils and Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 359 928
Site Details
Bury Ditches (N)
Silurian: Ludlow Series (undivided) (BGS Wales Map 1:250000)
Mineralogy/Petrology
SO 328 841
Site Details
Shelderton
Silurian: Ludlow Series: Aymestry Group.
Mineralogy/Petrology
SO 418 779
Site Details
Whitcliffe (W) and Teme Bank
Silurian: Ludlow Series: Whitcliffe Beds.
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 504 745 and SO 506 744 to 512 741
Site Details
Hillend Cottage (E)
Silurian: Llandovery Series (Upper): Pentamerus Beds.
Fossils
SO 394 875
Site Details
Onny Valley (old river cliff)
Ordovician: Caradoc: Cheney Longville Flags.
Fossils and Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 420 854
Site Details
River Onny (railway)
Ordovician: Caradoc: Chatwall Sandstone (highest).
Fossils and Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 417 857
Site Details
Glenburrell railway bridge
Ordovician: Caradoc: Chatwall Sandstone.
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 413 860
Site Details
Coundmoor Track
Main exposure is Precambrian (Uriconian Volcanics) but there are small exposures of Ordovician (Hoar Edge Grit and Harnage Shale; Caradoc Series) and what appears to be Lower Ordovician (Sheinton Shale; Tremadoc).
Structure and Stratigraphy/Stratigraphy
SJ 553 035 to SJ 559 036
Site Details
Coundmoor Brook
Upper Ordovician: Caradoc Series: Harnage Shale.
Fossils and Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SJ 558 034 to 559 037
Site Details
Rushton
Precambrian: Rushton Schists. Special Sheet 60 - Telford.
Mineralogy/Petrology
SJ 604 082
Site Details
Wenlock Edge (N) (Edgefield Quarry)
Silurian: Wenlock Limestone (reef facies). Special Sheet 60 - Telford.
Fossils and Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SJ 608 001 to 609 000
Site Details
Harley Hill road quarry
Silurian: Wenlock Series: Tickwood Beds (Special Sheet 60 - Telford), now known as the Farley Member. These are beds transitional between Coalbrookdale Formation and Much Wenlock Formation.
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SJ 6100 0035
Site Details
Windmill Hill
Silurian: Wenlock Limestone. Special Sheet 60 - Telford.
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SJ 624 008
Site Details
Wrekin Summit (Wrekin Hill)
Precambrian: Uriconian Volcanics.
Mineralogy/Petrology
SJ 627 079
Site Details
Wrekin Hill
Mostly Precambrian (Uriconian Volcanics) with Cambrian (Wrekin Quartzite) on the SE flanks. (Special Sheet 60 - Telford.)
Mineralogy/Petrology
SJ 628 081
Site Details
Farley Dingle
Silurian: Farley Member (Tickwood Beds); Special Sheet 60 - Telford and Telford memoir.
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SJ 637 026
Site Details
Buildwas Sand Quarry
Pleistocene sands and gravels, mostly Bunter-derived (Special Sheet 60 - Telford.)
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SJ 647 042
Site Details
Jigger's Bank
Upper Carboniferous: Lower Coal Measures. Special Sheet 60 - Telford.
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SJ 665 058
Site Details
Lincoln Hill
Silurian: Wenlock Series: Wenlock Limestone Reef Facies.
Fossils and Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SJ 669 038 (the SSSI)
Site Details
Doseley Quarry
Lower Carboniferous: Dinantian: Little Wenlock Basalt. Special Sheet 60 - Telford.
Mineralogy/Petrology
SJ 675 068
Site Details
Dean Brook
Quaternary - Geomorphological site
Geomorphology/Landscape
SJ 676 005 to SO 705 989
Site Details
New Hadley Brickpit
Carboniferous: Upper Coal Measures: Hadley Formation.
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SJ 683 117
Site Details
Corbett's Dingle
Upper Carboniferous: Upper Coal Measures: Coalport Formation. Special Sheet 60 - Telford.
Structure and Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SJ 690 023
Site Details
Wenlock Edge Ippikin's View
View looks from Silurian Wenlock Series (limestone and shales), across Llandovery Series (Hughley Shales and Kenley Grit) to the Ordovician and beyond to the Precambrian Longmyndian and Uriconian.
Geomorphology/Landscape
SO 568 965
Site Details
The Hermitage, Bridgnorth
Permian (Bridgnorth Sandstone) and Lower Triassic (Kidderminster Conglomerate). Dudley and Bridgnorth 1967. New names from Telford Sheet.
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 728 934
Site Details
Hermitage Hill
Permian (Bridgnorth Sandstone) and Lower Triassic (Kidderminster Conglomerate). Bridgnorth and Dudley map 167.
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 728 935
Site Details
Haughmond Hill (W)
Precambrian: Wentnor Group: Bayston-Oakswood Formation: Darnford Conglomerate. Sheet 152.
Mineralogy/Petrology
SJ 539 143 (fence of quarry moved, exact position difficult)
Site Details
Ebury Hill
Precambrian: Wentnor Group: Bayston-Oakswood Formation: Darnford Conglomerate. Sheet 152.
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SJ 545 165
Site Details
Dolgoch Quarry
Lower Carboniferous Limestone; Sheet 137.
Structure and Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SJ 277 245
Site Details
Haughmond Hill, Douglas's Leap
Precambrian: Stretton Group: Burway Formation. Sheet 152
Structure and Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SJ 537 136
Site Details
Queen Eleanor's Bower
Precambrian: Wentnor Series: Bayston and Oakwood Formation: Haughmond Conglomerate. Sheet 152.
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SJ 537 137
Site Details
Haughmond Hill Fort
Precambrian: Stretton Group: Burway Formation. Sheet 152.
Geomorphology/Landscape
SJ 537 138
Site Details
Haughmond Hill (S)
Precambrian: Stretton Group: Burway Formation. Sheet 152.
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SJ 539 133
Site Details
Charlton Hill Farm
Lower Cambrian: Wrekin Quartzite. Sheet 152
Mineralogy/Petrology
SJ 588 074
Site Details
Charlton Hill Summit
Precambrian: Felsite Dyke crossing conglomerate band. Sheet 152
Mineralogy/Petrology
SJ 588 076
Site Details
Gleedon Hill
Silurian: Wenlock Series: Much Wenlock Limestone
Fossils and Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SJ 625 013
Site Details
Shadwell Quarry
Silurian: Wenlock Series: Much Wenlock Limestone. Special Sheet 60 - Telford.
Fossils and Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SJ 626 009
Site Details
Farley Quarry, Gleedon
Silurian: Wenlock Series: Wenlock Limestone and Reef. Special Sheet 60 - Telford
Fossils and Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SJ 628 016
Site Details
Farley Quarry, Middle
Silurian: Wenlock Series: Wenlock Limestone and Reef. Special Sheet 60 - Telford
Fossils and Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SJ 629 017
Site Details
Farley Quarry, Far End Right
Silurian: Wenlock Series: Wenlock Limestone and Reef. Special Sheet 60 - Telford
Fossils and Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SJ 629 018
Site Details
Farley Quarry, Offices
Silurian: Wenlock Series: Wenlock Limestone and Reef. Special Sheet 60 - Telford
Fossils and Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SJ 631 015
Site Details
Lydebrook Dingle (S)
Lower Carboniferous: Lydebrook Sandstone. Special Sheet 60 - Telford
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SJ 6615 0580
Site Details
Benthall Edge Cottage
Silurian: Wenlock Series: Benthall Beds. Special Sheet 60 - Telford
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SJ 6615 0335
Site Details
Lydebrook Dingle
Lower Carboniferous: Lydebrook Sandstone. Special Sheet 60 - Telford
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SJ 662 057
Site Details
Lydebrook Dingle (S)
Silurian: Wenlock Shale: Coalbrookdale Formation.
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SJ 663 058
Site Details
Loamhole Dingle
Silurian: Wenlock Series: Wenlock Shale: Coalbrookdale Formation. Special Sheet 60 - Telford
Fossils and Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SJ 6635 0575
Site Details
Pattins Quarry, Benthall Edge
Silurian: Wenlock Series: Benthall Beds. Special Sheet 60 - Telford
Structure and Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SJ 664 034
Site Details
Loamhole Dingle
Silurian: Wenlock Series: Wenlock Shale: Coalbrookdale Formation. Special Sheet 60 - Telford
Fossils and Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SJ 6645 0555
Site Details
Lincoln Hill
Silurian: Wenlock Series: Benthall Beds. Special Sheet 60 - Telford
Fossils and Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SJ 670 039
Site Details
Lincoln Hill
Upper Carboniferous: Lower Coal Measure Sandstone overlying Silurian: Wenlock Series: Benthall Beds. Special Sheet 60 - Telford
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SJ 6725 0405
Site Details
Lilleshall Hill
Precambrian: Uriconian Volcanics; rhyolites and tuffs. Sheet 153, Wolverhampton.
Mineralogy/Petrology
SJ 729 156
Site Details
Lilleshall Hill
Precambrian: Uriconian Volcanics. Special Sheet 60 - Telford
Structure
SJ 729 158
Site Details
Lilleshall (N)
Lower Carboniferous: Dinantian: Visean: Carboniferous Limestone. Sheet 153, Wolverhampton.
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SJ 734 165
Site Details
Wenlock Edge Knowle Quarry
Silurian: Wenlock Series: Much Wenlock Limestone Formation. Sheet 152 or SO59.
Fossils and Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 585 977
Site Details
Hazler Quarry
Precambrian (Uriconian Volcanics); Ordovician (Caradoc Series: Harnage Shales)
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 463 924
Site Details
Chelmick, below Little Coppice
Ordovician: Caradoc Series: Cheney Longville Flags; sandstones and siltstones. Sheet SO49.
Fossils and Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 467 908
Site Details
Yell Bank, Chatwall
Ordovician: Caradoc Series: Chatwall Flags and Sandstone. Sheet SO59
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 513 973
Site Details
Chatwall Home Farm
Ordovician: Caradoc Series: Chatwall Sandstone and alternata Limestone. Sheet SO59.
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 514 974
Site Details
Church Preen Quarry
Silurian: Llandovery Series: Kenley Grit
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 5420 9775
Site Details
Wilderhope Youth Hostel Entrance
Silurian: Wenlock Series: Wenlock Limestone. Sheet 166
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 552 944
Site Details
Easthope (NE)
Silurian: Wenlock Series: Much Wenlock Formation (reef ). Sheet SO59.
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 5620 9555
Site Details
Shipton
Silurian: Downton Series: with 'Ludlow Bone Bed' at base, overlying Ludlow Series: Whitcliffe Beds.
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 563 917
Site Details
Wenlock Edge, Ippikin's Rock
Silurian: Wenlock Series: Much Wenlock Formation; reef facies. Sheet SO59.
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 569 965
Site Details
Upper Hill Farm, Wenlock Edge
Silurian: Wenlock Series: Wenlock Shales: Coalbrookdale Formation: Apedale Member.
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 573 968 (SO 571 967 on GIS)
Site Details
Lilleshall Quarry (SW end)
Silurian: Wenlock Series: Much Wenlock Formation: Reef facies, and Wenlock Limestone. Sheet SO 59
Structure and Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 574 966
Site Details
Lilleshall Quarry (Middle)
Silurian: Wenlock Series: Much Wenlock Formation; Reef facies, and Wenlock Limestone. Sheet SO59
Fossils and Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 577 968
Site Details
Lilleshall Quarry entrance
Silurian: Wenlock Series: Much Wenlock Formation: Reef facies, and Wenlock Limestone.
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 579 971
Site Details
Wenlock Edge, Cliff and Roof of Presthope Tunnel
Silurian: Wenlock Series: Much Wenlock Formation, and Coalbrookdale Formation: Wenlock Limestone and Shales. Sheet SO59.
Fossils and Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 581 974
Site Details
Wenlock Edge, Presthope cliff section
Silurian: Wenlock Series: Much Wenlock Formation. Sheet 152 or SO59.
Fossils and Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 5817 9743
Site Details
Castle Hill Gardens
Permian: Bridgnorth Sandstone. Sheet 167 (Dudley) - old map; different nomeclature. New names from Toghill 1990.
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 717 928
Site Details
High Rock
Lower Triassic: Kidderminster Conglomerate, lying on top of Permian: Bridgnorth Sandstone.
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 724 939
Site Details
Rindleford Quarry
Lower Triassic: Kidderminster Conglomerate. Mostly the sandy facies
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 728 956
Site Details
Worfe Bridge
Triassic (Kidderminster Conglomerate) over Permian (Bridgnorth Sandstone); Toghill 1990. Map out of date regarding nomenclature.
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 733 958 (SO 732 958 on GIS)
Site Details
Quatford Church
Permian: Bridgnorth Sandstone, Toghill 1990
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 738 902
Site Details
Quatford, 'Little Chef'
Permian: Bridgnorth Sandstone. Toghill 1990. Nomenclature out of date on Sheet 167.
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 739 902
Site Details
Haughmond Hill (S)
N/A
Geomorphology/Landscape
SJ 542 133
Site Details
Haughmond Hill Trig. Point
Precambrian basaltic intrusion
Mineralogy/Petrology
SJ 543 134
Site Details
Haughmond Hill (N)
Precambrian: Wentnor Group: Bayston-Oakswood Formation: Darnford Conglomerate. Sheet 152.
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SJ 543 149
Site Details
Leighton
Quaternary: landscape affected by fluvio-glacial action
Geomorphology/Landscape
SJ 619 049
Site Details
Comley Quarry
Cambrian: Lower Comley: Lower Comley Sandstones and Limestones. Sheet 166.
Fossils and Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 484 965
Site Details
Soudley Quarry
Upper Ordovician: Caradoc Series: Horderley (Soudley) Sandstone Formation: Alternata Limestone Formation: Cheney Longville Formation. Sheet SO 49.
Fossils and Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 477 918
Site Details
Robin's Tump
Cambrian: Lower and Upper Comley Series. Sheet 166
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 484 955
Site Details
Wilderness
Ordovician: Caradoc Series: Chatwall Sandstone.
Fossils and Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 490 956
Site Details
Eaton Track
Silurian: Wenlock Series: Coalbrookdale Formation: Apedale and Farley Member: Homerian Stage. Stratotype for base of Upper Gleedon chronozone of the Homerian
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 500 900
Site Details
Hillend
Cambrian: Wrekin Quartzite resting on Uriconian Quartz Porphyry. Sheet 166.
Mineralogy/Petrology
SO 505 942
Site Details
Longville to Stanway road
Silurian: Wenlock Series: Farley Member: Coalbrookdale Formation
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 539 927
Site Details
Race Course Quarry, Oswestry
Carboniferous: Namurian: Cefn-y-fedw Sandstone (Millstone Grit)
Fossils and Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SJ 256 298
Site Details
Pen-y-foel Lane, Llanymynech
Ordovician: Caradocian
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SJ 265 213
Site Details
Overly Hill
Precambrian: Uriconian; rhyolites
Mineralogy/Petrology
SJ 610 102
Site Details
Ackland's Coppice
Silurian: Tickwood Beds and Wenlock Limestone. Dip 5 SSW. Apparently conformable transition between stages
Fossils and Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SJ 638 027
Site Details
Ercall Hill
Precambrian: Uriconian Volcanics. Cambrian: Wrekin Quartzite: Comley Beds
Structure and Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SJ 643 096
Site Details
Bicton (NNE)
Silurian: Clun Forest Formation (ref.1)
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 292 833
Site Details
Holloway Rocks
Silurian: Rhychonella and Chonetes Beds of Stamp (ref.1). Silurian: Whitcliffe Beds or Cefn Einon Formation of current nomenclature
Fossils and Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 310 740
Site Details
Hoar Wood, Bury Ditches, Clun
Silurian: Cefn Einon Formation and Clun Forest Formation (ref.1); Silurian: Upper Whitcliffe and Downtonian; Silurian: Upper Ludlovian and Pridoli
Fossils and Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 318 837
Site Details
More Quarry (older)
Ordovician: Hope/Stapeley Beds of Llanvirn Series, intruded by dolerite (?gabbro)
Mineralogy/Petrology
SO 323 933
Site Details
Upper Gravenor
Dolerite intrusion within Precambrian: Wentnor Series
Mineralogy/Petrology
SO 375 942
Site Details
Ashes Hollow, Little Stretton
Precambrian: Longmyndian Group: Stretton Series, Stretton Shales, Burway, Synalds and Portway Groups
Structure and Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 421 946
Site Details
A49 Craven Arms to Onibury
Silurian: Lower Ludlow Shales to Upper Ludlow Shales
Fossils and Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 444 804
Site Details
Chuney Pool
Ordovician: Acton Scott Group below Limestone.
Fossils and Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 446 899
Site Details
Batch Valley, All Stretton
Precambrian: Longmyndian: Synalds Group (Batch Volcanics). TYPE LOCALITY: For the Batch Volcanics with the Synalds Group
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 446 961
Site Details
Ragleth Wood (SW) (Briarley)
Precambrian: Longmyndian: Basal Helmeth Grit of Stretton Shale Series
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 448 918
Site Details
Buxton Quarry, All Stretton
Precambrian: Stretton Series: Stretton Shale Group; Buxton Rock; Burway Group. TYPE LOCALITY: Buxton Rock
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 459 955
Site Details
Bache
Silurian: Upper Ludlow Shales
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 468 821
Site Details
Hope Bowdler
Ordovician: Harnage Shales.
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 474 924
Site Details
Willstone Road Quarry
Cambrian conformable junction between dipping Lower Comley Sandstone and Wrekin Quartzite
Fossils and Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 475 947
Site Details
Caer Caradoc Ridge
Precambrian: Uriconian: Ragleth Tuffs; intruded by a dolerite sill.
Mineralogy/Petrology
SO 475 951
Site Details
Caer Caradic Summit
Precambrian: Uriconian: Caer Caradoc Rhyolite and an Andesitic lava. TYPE LOCALITY: Caer Caradoc Rhyolite; Caer Caradoc Andesite.
Mineralogy/Petrology
SO 477 953
Site Details
Robin's Tump
Cambrian: Lower and Upper Comley Sandstones and Grits
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 483 955
Site Details
Sun Inn (car park)
Silurian: Upper Ludlow Shales
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 495 851
Site Details
Bache Mill Lane
Silurian: Upper Ludlow Shales and Downton Castle Sandstone
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 503 858
Site Details
The Patch, Titterhill
Devonian: Psammosteus Limestone with beds above and below
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 511 804
Site Details
Hopecross (NNW)
Silurian: Aymestry Group and Upper Ludlow Shales.
Fossils and Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 546 906
Site Details
Cockshutford Stream
Devonian: Clee Group of sandstones. TYPE LOCALITY: Upper Devonian Clee Group
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 586 851
Site Details
Clee Burf
As mapped, Dolerite is always above Coal Measures.
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 593 843
Site Details
Stone Clee (Dhu Stone) - Radar Quarry (formerly East Quarry)
There is no BGS 1:50,000 Memoir covering this area. Assumed Dolerite of uncertain age intruded into Carboniferous Coal Measures
Mineralogy/Petrology
SO 596 778
Site Details
Quatford Church
Triassic: Lower Mottled Sandstone (ref.2); or Permian: Bridgnorth Sandstone (ref.1)
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 738 907
Site Details
Claverley Road Cutting
Lower Triassic: Wildmoor Sandstone Formation (`Upper Mottled Sandstone').
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 794 940
Site Details
Wilcott Lane
Triassic: Mercia Mudstone Group: Tarporley Siltstone. Sheet 137. (old classification).
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SJ 3890 1864
Site Details
Ruyton Cliffe (reservoir)
Triassic: mostly Keuper Series: Ruyton and Grinshill Sandstones; possibly Upper Mottled Sandstone below.
Mineralogy/Petrology
SJ 3921 2065
Site Details
Ruyton Cliffe (S)
Triassic: Keuper Series: Ruyton Sandstone. Sheet 138, Wem
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SJ 3932 2051
Site Details
Ruyton, Blackberry Hill
Triassic: Keuper Series: Ruyton Sandstone. Sheet 138.
Mineralogy/Petrology
SJ 3940 2415
Site Details
Webscott T-junction
Triassic: Sherwood Sandstone Formation: Wildmoor Sandstone overlain by Grinshill Sandstone. Wem Sheet 138. New nomenclature from Toghill: 'Geology in Shropshire.'
Structure and Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SJ 4755 2290
Site Details
Webscott, Woodlands
Triassic: Sherwood Sandstone Formation: Wildmoor Sandstone (Upper Mottled) overlain by Helsby Sandstone (Grinshill Sandstone).
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SJ 4765 2339
Site Details
Clive (church)
Triassic: Sherwood Sandstone Formation: Grinshill Sandstone. Sheet 138 Wem.
Mineralogy/Petrology
SJ 5148 2415
Site Details
Grinshill Quarries
Triassic: Sherwood Sandstone Group (Grinshill Sandstone Member) and Mercia Mudstone (Tarporley Siltstone Formation and Bollin Mudstone Formation). New nomenclature from Thompson: 'Guide to History and Geology of Quarrying......in Corbet Wood, Grinshill'
Fossils and Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SJ 5238 2385 and SJ 5235 2385
Site Details
Grinshill Working Quarry
Triassic: Sherwood Sandstone Formation (Grinshill Sandstone Member) and Mercia Mudstone Formation (Tarporley Siltstone Formation and Bollin Mudstone Formation). New nomenclature from David Thompson: 'Guide to History and Geology of Quarrying' 1995.
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SJ 5262 2380
Site Details
Nesscliffe Hill
Triassic: Sherwood Sandstone Formation: Wilmslow Sandstone, and Helsby Sandstone (Ruyton Sandstone). Sheet 138 (with old classification)
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SJ 3850 1922
Site Details
Pim Hill
Triassic: Sherwood Sandstone Formation (Bunter): Wildmoor Sandstone (Upper Mottled) and Helsby Sandstone (Keuper) Grinshill Sandstone. Sheet 138 Wem, and Toghill 'Geology in Shropshire'
Mineralogy/Petrology
SJ 4875 2140
Site Details
Telford Town Park, Randlay Pool (SW)
Upper Carboniferous: Upper Coal Measures: Coalport Formation.
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SJ 6995 0770
Site Details
Telford Town Park, Blue Pool (SE)
Upper Carboniferous: Upper Coal Measures: Coalport Formation.
Mineralogy/Petrology
SJ 7035 0765 and 7025 0760
Site Details
Caer Caradoc
Precambrian: Uriconian Volcanics, rock unit names specific to Caer Caradoc
Mineralogy/Petrology
SO 484 966 to SO 470 943
Site Details
Woodgate Batch
Precambrian: Uriconian: Woodgate Batch Andesites and Dacites
Mineralogy/Petrology
SO 4875 9382 to SO 4905 9320
Site Details
Plowden Woods (scarp)
Silurian: Wenlock Shales; eqivalent to the Silurian: Aston Mudstone
Fossils and Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 3863 8658
Site Details
Hagley Upper Ridge
Ordovician: Caradoc Series: Hagley Volcanic Formation
Geomorphology/Landscape
SO 2782 9763 to SO 2794 9814
Site Details
Hope Bowdler Hill
Precambrian: Uriconian Volcanics
Mineralogy/Petrology
SO 471 932 to SO 490 945
Site Details
Rudges, Little Stretton
Precambrian: Longmyndian: Stretton Shales. Silurian: Llandovery: basal Pentamerus Beds
Structure and Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 4418 9238 to SO 4425 9170 (?)
Site Details
Stapeley Hill (SE)
Ordovician: Llanvirn Series: Hope Group; Stapeley Volcanic Formation (BGS, 1991); Shelve Formation; Stapeley Volcanic Member (Whittard & Dean 1979)
Mineralogy/Petrology
SO 3102 9816 to SO 3135 9917
Site Details
Ragleth Hill
Precambrian: Uriconian: Ragleth Tuffs
Mineralogy/Petrology
SO 446 916 to SO 458 927
Site Details
Ragleth Wood
Precambrian: Longmydian: Stretton Shale Series: Helmeth Grit Member
Mineralogy/Petrology
SO 446 916 to SO 458 927
Site Details
Cwm Dingle (ridge), Priestweston
Ordovician: Llanvirn Series: Weston Flags Formation: Upper Sandstone Member. Upper Grit horizon within Weston Member of Middleton Formation (Whittard & Dean, 1979)
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 2950 9785 to SO 2966 9805
Site Details
Grindle Forge
Permo-Triassic: Sherwood Sandstone Formation: Kidderminster Conglomerate and Bridgnorth Sandstone (Toghill). Sheet 153 has old nomenclature.
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SJ 754 034
Site Details
Old Rectory
Triassic: Sherwood Sandstone Formation: Helsby Sandstone (new nomenclature, Toghill). Old nomenclature on Sheet 153.
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SJ 765 015
Site Details
Brimstree Hill
Permo-Trias: Bridgnorth Sandstone and Kidderminster Conglomerate (Toghill); from Sheet 153 which uses old nomenclature.
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SJ 7515 0575
Site Details
Lee Brockhurst, Rock Cutting
Triassic: Sherwood Sandstone Formation: Wildmoor Sandstone (Toghill). Sheet 138 has old nomenclature.
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SJ 549 268
Site Details
Lee Brockhurst, River Bridge
Triassic: Sherwood Sandstone Formation: Chester Pebble Beds (Toghill). Sheet 138 with old nomenclature.
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SJ 548 267
Site Details
Wixhill, Wixhill Lane
Triassic: Sherwood Sandstone Formation: Wildmoor Sandstone (f3). Sheet 138 uses old nomenclature.
Structure and Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SJ 560 286
Site Details
Marchamley
Triassic: Sherwood Sandstone Formation: Helsby Sandstone, and Mercia Mudstone Formation: Tarporley Siltstones. Sheet 138.
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SJ 594 289
Site Details
Bilmarsh Lane
Triassic: Mercia Mudstone Formation: Mercia Mudstone (Keuper Marl). Sheet 138.
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SJ 496 242 to SJ 496 247
Site Details
Old quarries, Loton Park
Lower Permian: Alberbury Breccia ( see P. Toghill). Formerly classified as Upper Carboniferous.
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SJ 360 139
Site Details
Wixhill Farm
Triassic: Sherwood Sandstone Formation: Wildmoor Sandstone (f3) (Toghill). Sheet 138 uses old nomenclature
Mineralogy/Petrology
SJ 561 287
Site Details
The Pike, Cardingmill
Precambrian: Longmyndian: Stretton Series: Synalds Group
Structure and Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 4415 9492 to SO 4434 9518
Site Details
Cheswardine Road Bridge (Cheswardine canal cutting)
Triassic: Bunter Pebble Beds (Chester Pebble Beds) and Upper Carboniferous: Keele Beds
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SJ 699 303 to 697 307
Site Details
Tyrley Locks
Permo-Trias: Lower Mottled (Bridgnorth) Sandstone and Bunter (Chester) Pebble Beds. Sheet 139.
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SJ 689 327
Site Details
Edgmond
Permo-Trias: Chester Pebble Beds. Sheet 139.
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SJ 714 194
Site Details
Badger Dingle
Triassic: Sherwood Sandstone: Helsby Sandstone (Toghill)
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SO 767 994
Site Details
Lyth Hill
Precambrian: Longmyndian: Wentnor Group: Bayston-Oakswood Formation. Sheet 152.
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
SJ 472 068 and SJ 473 067
Site Details
Bulthy car-park
Ordovician: Caradoc Series: Breidden Volcanic Group: Bulthy Formation: Bomb Rock.
Mineralogy/Petrology
SJ 315 139
Site Details
Bulthy mine
Ordovician: Caradoc Series: Breidden Volcanics: Bulthy Formation. No geological map; refer to Toghill
Mineralogy/Petrology
SJ 309 133
Site Details
Earl's Hill
Precambrian: Uriconian Volcanics. Sheet 152.
Mineralogy/Petrology
SJ 409 048
Site Details
Lyth Hill
Precambrian: Longmyndian: Wentnor Series.
Structure
Extends from SJ 467 066 to 469 066
Site Details

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