Rogerley Quarry

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Rogerley Quarry
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Country England
Region North East
District Wear Valley
Location NZ015379
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NZ021374
 - coordinates 54°44′04″N 1°58′22″W / 54.73444°N 1.97278°W / 54.73444; -1.97278Coordinates: 54°44′04″N 1°58′22″W / 54.73444°N 1.97278°W / 54.73444; -1.97278
Area 5.6 ha (13.8 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 Rogerley Quarry SSSI, Co Durham
Location of Rogerley Quarry SSSI, Co Durham
Website: Map of site

Rogerley Quarry is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in the Wear Valley district of west County Durham, England. It lies on the edge of the valley of the River Wear, alongside the A689 road, about 1 km upriver from the village of Frosterley.

The site is a disused quarry and has been designated as of national importance in the Geological Conservation Review as a key site for sedimentological studies. The quarry exhibits a long section of basal Namurian sandstones which derive from riverine sedimentation. The quarry face intersects the ancient river channel at right angles, allowing the lateral changes in deposition across the channel to be clearly seen.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rogerley Quarry" (PDF). English Nature. 1984. Retrieved 1 August 2010.