Windsor Hill Quarry

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Windsor Hill Quarry
Site of Special Scientific Interest
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Windsor Hill Quarry is located in Somerset
Windsor Hill Quarry
Shown within Somerset
Area of Search Somerset
Grid reference ST615451
Coordinates 51°12′14″N 2°33′09″W / 51.20381°N 2.55246°W / 51.20381; -2.55246Coordinates: 51°12′14″N 2°33′09″W / 51.20381°N 2.55246°W / 51.20381; -2.55246
Interest Geological
Area 0.8 hectares (0.0080 km2; 0.0031 sq mi)
Notification 1971 (1971)
Natural England website

Windsor Hill Quarry (grid reference ST615451) is a 0.8 hectare geological Site of Special Scientific Interest near Shepton Mallet on the Mendip Hills in Somerset, adjacent to the Windsor Hill Marsh biological Site of Special Scientific Interest. It was notified in 1971.

It is a Geological Conservation Review site for vertebrate studies in which examples of the tritylodont Oligokyphus were identified.[1]

The disused quarry was connected to the Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway until 1957 when the sidings were removed.[2]

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  1. ^ "English Nature citation sheet". 2006. Retrieved 2006-08-07. 
  2. ^ Atthill, Robin (1964). Old Mendip. Newton Abbott: David and Charles. ISBN 0-7153-5171-0. 

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