Botany Hill

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Botany Hill
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Country England
Region North East
District Teesdale
Location NY955205
 - coordinates 54°34′48″N 2°4′13″W / 54.58000°N 2.07028°W / 54.58000; -2.07028Coordinates: 54°34′48″N 2°4′13″W / 54.58000°N 2.07028°W / 54.58000; -2.07028
Area 3.75 ha (9.27 acres)
Notification 1984
Management Natural England
Area of Search County Durham
Interest Geological
Map of England and Wales with a red dot representing the location of the Botany Hill SSSI, Co Durham
Location of Botany Hill SSSI, Co Durham
Website: Map of site

Botany Hill, formerly known as Botany Quarry, is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in the Teesdale district of south-west County Durham, England. It occupies a position on both sides of How Gill, just under 1 km north of the village of Hury, in Baldersdale.

The site is important as the type locality of the Botany Limestone,[1][2] a widespread marker horizon that is key to an understanding of the stratigraphy of the Namurian sediments of the North Pennines and Northumberland Trough.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Carruthers, R G (1937). "Alston Moor to Botany and Tanhill". Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society. 23: 236–253. doi:10.1144/pygs.23.4.236. 
  2. ^ Reading, Harold G (1957). "The stratigraphy and structure of the Cotherstone Syncline". Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society. 113: 27–56. doi:10.1144/GSL.JGS.1957.113.01-04.03. 
  3. ^ "Botany Hill" (PDF). English Nature. 1984. Retrieved 18 July 2010.