Hobbs Quarry SSSI, Shepton Mallet

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Hobbs Quarry
Site of Special Scientific Interest
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Hobbs Quarry SSSI, Shepton Mallet is located in Somerset
Hobbs Quarry SSSI, Shepton Mallet
Shown within Somerset
Area of Search Somerset
Grid reference ST622446
Coordinates 51°11′58″N 2°32′33″W / 51.19936°N 2.54238°W / 51.19936; -2.54238Coordinates: 51°11′58″N 2°32′33″W / 51.19936°N 2.54238°W / 51.19936; -2.54238
Interest Geological
Area 0.5 hectares (0.0050 km2; 0.0019 sq mi)
Notification 1984 (1984)
Natural England website

Hobbs Quarry (grid reference ST622446) is a 0.5 hectare geological Site of Special Scientific Interest near Shepton Mallet on the Mendip Hills in Somerset, notified in 1984.

This disused quarry, which now forms the back of a builders merchants yard, is a Geological Conservation Review Site which demonstrates early Jurassic transgression, with steeply-dipping Carboniferous Limestone being overlain by flatter-lying massive limestones (of early Jurassic age) known as the Downside Stone.

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