Wainlode Cliff

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Wainlode Cliff
Site of Special Scientific Interest
River Severn at Wainlode Cliff - geograph.org.uk - 592637.jpg
Wainlode Cliff
Wainlode Cliff is located in Gloucestershire
Wainlode Cliff
Shown within Gloucestershire
Area of Search Gloucestershire
Grid reference SO845257
Coordinates 51°55′48″N 2°13′34″W / 51.930046°N 2.226104°W / 51.930046; -2.226104Coordinates: 51°55′48″N 2°13′34″W / 51.930046°N 2.226104°W / 51.930046; -2.226104
Interest Geological
Area 1.3 hectare
Notification 1954
Natural England website

Wainlode Cliff (grid reference SO845257) is a 1.3 hectare geological Site of Special Scientific Interest in Gloucestershire, notified in 1954.[1][2] It overlooks Hasfield Ham.

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This an historic locality which was first described in 1842 and shows a seven metre section of Rhaetian age. The site mains the regional two-fold division of Westbury and Cotham Beds. The Insect Limestone, which is a productive source of insects, defines the base of the Lias.[1]

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