SY8279 : Purbeck Beds

taken 4 years ago, near to West Lulworth, Dorset, Great Britain

Purbeck Beds
Purbeck Beds
Standing on the very end of the cliff at the east side of Lulworth Cove, there is a good view of the steeply dipping Purbeck Beds. These are alternating beds of limestone, shale, clay and mudstone, laid down about 150 million years ago in a shallow lagoon on top of the more even-textured Portland Limestone. The softer rocks have been eroded out, leaving the harder limestone as ribs forming the cliff face and extending out under the sea. To the left, further inland, are the soft low-lying Wealden Beds and Greensands which have been eroded away to form the cove.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 3 July, 2014   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 9 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Coastal  Geological interest  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
Primary Subject of Photo
Geological Feature 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 8276 7970 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:37.0050N 2:14.7025W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 8273 7969
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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