Veizey's Quarry

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Veizey's Quarry
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Veizey's Quarry is located in Gloucestershire
Veizey's Quarry
Shown within Gloucestershire
Area of Search Gloucestershire
Grid reference ST881944
Coordinates 51°38′55″N 2°10′22″W / 51.648717°N 2.172668°W / 51.648717; -2.172668Coordinates: 51°38′55″N 2°10′22″W / 51.648717°N 2.172668°W / 51.648717; -2.172668
Interest Geological
Area 1.4 hectare
Notification 1974
Natural England website

Veizey's Quarry (grid reference ST881944) is a 1.4 hectare geological Site of Special Scientific Interest near Tetbury in Gloucestershire, notified in 1974. It is in the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.[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]

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The Quarry exposes the Upper Bathonian Athelstan Oolite and also the overlying Forest Marble. These are limestones of the Jurassic Period which was laid down 160 million years ago. This is considered the best example in the Tetbury area of the development of the Athelstan Oolite. This particular exposure is important in facies and stratigraphic interpretation of the Bathonian rocks.[1]

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