Magdalen Quarry

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Magdalen Quarry: This site exposes rocks of the Upper Jurassic, approximately 145 million years old. The quarry faces expose sands and limestones (the Beckley sand, Shell Pebble bed and Wheatley Limestone) that have enabled geologists to reconstruct the environment during deposition of the sediments that make up the rocks. At this time, a warm shallow sea similar to that found in the Bahamas today covered Oxfordshire.

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Entrance can be gained from the A420 into Gladstone Road. Vehicles can be parked on the roadside where there is a footpath leading to the site.

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