Shepton Montague Railway Cutting

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Shepton Montague Railway Cutting
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Shepton Montague Railway Cutting is located in Somerset
Shepton Montague Railway Cutting
Location within Somerset
Area of Search Somerset
Grid reference ST686316
Coordinates 51°04′58″N 2°26′59″W / 51.08285°N 2.44965°W / 51.08285; -2.44965Coordinates: 51°04′58″N 2°26′59″W / 51.08285°N 2.44965°W / 51.08285; -2.44965
Interest Geological
Area 1.61 hectares (0.0161 km2; 0.0062 sq mi)
Notification 1992 (1992)
Natural England website

Shepton Montague Railway Cutting (grid reference ST686316) is a 1.61 hectare geological Site of Special Scientific Interest at Shepton Montague in Somerset, notified in 1992.

Shepton Montague Railway Cutting, which was part of the Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway, exposes the most important known section of Fuller's Earth Rock (Middle Jurassic) in England. The succession ranges from the upper part of the Lower Fuller's Earth Clay up to the Rugitela Beds.[1]

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