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Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough

Site Name

Grid Ref.


Apedale Furnace Quarry, Apedale

SJ 822 485

Good exposure of the Cannel Row Coal with fossils to be found in the mudstones above the coal seam.

Birchenwood Quarry, Kidsgrove

SJ 855 542

One of the few large exposures of typical Coal Measure rock sequences.

Bradwell Wood Quarry, Newcastle-under-Lyme

SJ 843 504

Exposure of the Etruria Formation mudstones used in the local brick and tile industry.

Butterton Church Quarry, Whitmore

SJ 833 419

A prime example of the effects of an igneous dyke (Darwin's Dyke) intruding into sandstone.

Heighley Lane Quarry, Madeley

SJ 773 469

Example of typical Lower Triassic rock facies.

Job's Wood Quarry, Silverdale

SJ 823 460

Best local exposure of Hanchurch Sandstone in the Newcastle Formation.

Kent Hill Quarry, Audley Rural

SJ 789 509

Represents a very rare example of an adit-worked conglomerate quarry.

Madeley Heath Tileries, (Ridgehill Clay Pit), Madeley

SJ 788 452

Example of a large quarry exposing Etruria Formation mudstones topped by siltstones of the Newcastle Formation.

Miry Quarry, Apedale

SJ 812 494

Rare exposure of the significant time-boundary indicator bed - the Vanderbeckei Marine Band.

Mount Pleasant Quarries, (East), Kidsgrove

SJ 851 565

Example of Millstone Grit showing large fault structures with baryte mineral veins.

Mow Cop Folly Quarries, Kidsgrove

SJ 857 573

Impressive ridge outcrop of Millstone Grit.

Quarry Bank Quarry, Keele

SJ 807 461

The prime exposure of the red Keele Sandstone.

Red Hill Rifle Range, Maer

SJ 786 397

Examples of Triassic braided river plain and aeolian dunefield sedimentary structures.

Source: SGAP.  Note that these sites do not indicate public access - landowners' permission must be sought.

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Last Updated: July 19, 2013