Ben Knowle

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Ben Knowle
Site of Special Scientific Interest
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Ben Knowle is located in Somerset
Ben Knowle
Location within Somerset
Area of SearchSomerset
Grid referenceST513450
Coordinates51°12′08″N 2°41′54″W / 51.20213°N 2.69843°W / 51.20213; -2.69843Coordinates: 51°12′08″N 2°41′54″W / 51.20213°N 2.69843°W / 51.20213; -2.69843
Area1.5 hectares (0.015 km2; 0.0058 sq mi)
Notification1984 (1984)
Natural England website

Ben Knowle (grid reference ST513450) is a 1.5 hectare geological Site of Special Scientific Interest in Somerset, notified in 1984.

Ben Knowle is a natural outcrop of Celestine rising from the Somerset Levels where contacts with the host rock, Tea Green Marl, can be seen which illustrate the stratigraphic setting of the mineral deposit.[1]


  1. ^ English Nature citation sheet for the site Archived October 13, 2006, at the Wayback Machine (accessed 7 August 2006)

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