Hurcott Farm

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Hurcott Farm
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Hurcott Farm is located in Somerset
Hurcott Farm
Shown within Somerset
Area of Search Somerset
Grid reference ST511295
Coordinates 51°03′46″N 2°41′57″W / 51.06274°N 2.69918°W / 51.06274; -2.69918Coordinates: 51°03′46″N 2°41′57″W / 51.06274°N 2.69918°W / 51.06274; -2.69918
Interest Geological
Area 26.3 hectares (0.263 km2; 0.102 sq mi)
Notification 1993 (1993)
Natural England website

Hurcott Farm (grid reference ST511295) is a 26.3 hectare geological Site of Special Scientific Interest in Somerset, notified in 1993.

At this site heavily cemented Pleistocene terrace gravels of the River Cary have yielded an abundant freshwater and terrestrial molluscan fauna. The fauna has an interglacial aspect, and includes Corbicula fluminalis and Pisidium clessini. This site is of critical importance as the keystone of the Pleistocene stratigraphy of southern Somerset, and as a freshwater facies-equivalent of the Burtle Beds.

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