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Staffordshire Moorlands

Staffordshire Moorlands District

Site Name

Grid Ref.


Combes Brook, Cheddleton

SK 004 524

Accessible exposure of fossiliferous Kinderscoutian shales.

Far Kingsley Banks, Kingsley

SJ 995 481

One of the few exposures of a coal seam in the area.

Hazles Wood, Kingsley

SK 005 483

Exposure of a geologically important time boundary; that between the Namurian and Westphalian rock series.

Highshutt Quarry, Hawksmoor, Cheadle

SK 032 439

Easily accessible and impressive exposure of Triassic conglomerate which contains a variety of derived pebble material.

Hofton's Cross, Caldonlow, Cotton

SK 074 481

Good exposure of a fossiliferous 'reef' limestone.

Houghwood, Bagnall

SJ 919 514

Ridge feature made from Namurian Kinderscoutian sandstone.

Huntley Railway Cutting and Quarry, Cheadle

SK 004 415

Exposure of Triassic Hawksmoor Formation sandstones and the close proximity of exposures of the older Coal Measure rocks.

Knypersley Reservoir, Biddulph

SJ 894 555

Example of sandstone from the Lower Coal Measures.

Peakstone Rock, Alton Common, Alton

SK 051 421

Outstanding example of a pillar structure formed by differential erosion.

Starwood, Cotton Dell, Cotton

SK 061 460

Unusual occurrence of a richly fossiliferous goniatite bed.

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