Crag Gill

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Crag Gill
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Country England
Region North East
District Teesdale
Location NZ026235
 - coordinates 54°36′26″N 1°57′38″W / 54.60722°N 1.96056°W / 54.60722; -1.96056Coordinates: 54°36′26″N 1°57′38″W / 54.60722°N 1.96056°W / 54.60722; -1.96056
Area 2.3 ha (5.7 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 Crag Gill SSSI, Co Durham
Location of Crag Gill SSSI, Co Durham
Website: Map of site

Crag Gill is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in the Teesdale district in south-west County Durham, England. It lies about 3 km east of the village of Eggleston, just off the B6282 road, which separates it from the Bollihope, Pikestone, Eggleston and Woodland Fells SSSI to the north.

Crag Gill consists of an exposure of late Namurian limestones, sandstones and shales that form a Yoredale-type sequence. The exposure is the type locality of the Whitestone limestone, a marker horizon for Namurian stratigraphy.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Crag Gill" (PDF). English Nature. 1984. Retrieved 19 July 2010.