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Staffordshire Moorlands District
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.
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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