New Park Quarry

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New Park Quarry
Site of Special Scientific Interest
New Park Quarry is located in Gloucestershire
New Park Quarry
Shown within Gloucestershire
Area of Search Gloucestershire
Grid reference SP175282
Coordinates 51°57′09″N 1°44′46″W / 51.952467°N 1.746044°W / 51.952467; -1.746044Coordinates: 51°57′09″N 1°44′46″W / 51.952467°N 1.746044°W / 51.952467; -1.746044
Interest Geological
Area 1.3 hectare
Notification 1987
Natural England website

New Park Quarry (grid reference SP175282) is a 1.3-hectare (3.2-acre) geological Site of Special Scientific Interest in Gloucestershire, notified in 1987.[1][2] The site is listed in the 'Cotswold District' Local Plan 2001-2011 (on line) as a Regionally Important Geological Site (RIGS).[3]

Location and geology[edit]

This site is in the north Cotswolds, near Longborough, and contains the well-preserved remains (disarticulated) of Crocodiles and Dinosaurs. This fauna is in the Chipping Norton Formation and is considered to be the oldest assemblage of dinosaurs from the Jurassic time period in the United Kingdom. The site is of significant importance for research of the ecology and evolution of this species.[1]

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