Stony Furlong Railway Cutting

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Stony Furlong Railway Cutting
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Stony Furlong Railway Cutting is located in Gloucestershire
Stony Furlong Railway Cutting
Shown within Gloucestershire
Area of Search Gloucestershire
Grid reference SP063106
Coordinates 51°47′40″N 1°54′34″W / 51.794466°N 1.909329°W / 51.794466; -1.909329Coordinates: 51°47′40″N 1°54′34″W / 51.794466°N 1.909329°W / 51.794466; -1.909329
Interest Geological
Area 2.7 hectare
Notification 1987
Natural England website

Stony Furlong Railway Cutting (grid reference SP063106) is a 2.7-hectare (6.7-acre) geological Site of Special Scientific Interest in Gloucestershire, notified in 1987.[1][2] The site is listed in the 'Cotswold District' Local Plan 2001-2011 (on line) as a Key Wildlife Site (KWS) and a Regionally Important Geological Site (RIGS).[3][4]

Location and geology[edit]

The site is located in east Gloucestershire, near Chedworth, and is significant as it shows an important section through the White Limestone (Bathonian, Middle Jurassic period). It is unique in the area for exhibition of the Shipton Member. The exposure demonstrates the south west passage of the Hampen Marly Beds. This links with similar exposures in Wiltshire, Oxfordshire and eastern Gloucestershire.[1]

The site has produced significant findings of ammonites and a rarity of the morruisi Zone.[1]

The site is a significant research resource.[1]

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