Bruton railway cutting

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Bruton Railway Cutting
Site of Special Scientific Interest
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Bruton railway cutting is located in Somerset
Bruton railway cutting
Shown within Somerset
Area of Search Somerset
Grid reference ST688348
Coordinates 51°06′42″N 2°26′49″W / 51.11164°N 2.44707°W / 51.11164; -2.44707Coordinates: 51°06′42″N 2°26′49″W / 51.11164°N 2.44707°W / 51.11164; -2.44707
Interest Geological
Area 1.7 hectares (0.017 km2; 0.0066 sq mi)
Notification 1971 (1971)
Natural England website

Bruton Railway Cutting is a 1.7 hectare geological Site of Special Scientific Interest at Bruton in Somerset, notified in 1971.

The geology exposed in the area near Bruton station (which opened in 1856 on what is now the Heart of Wessex Line) is from the Bathonian epoch of the Middle Jurassic. The citation for the site describes it as one of the best places in England to demonstrate the stratigraphic distinction of ammonites in the subcontractus zone and the morrisi zone.[1]

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