SP2965 : Entrance to former quarry off Wharf Street, Warwick

taken 4 years ago, near to Warwick, Warwickshire, Great Britain

Entrance to former quarry off Wharf Street, Warwick
Entrance to former quarry off Wharf Street, Warwick
Compare the 2009 view LinkExternal link The road into the quarry has been opened up and is now a secure storage facility operated by U Store. In 2009 I said it was a Geological SSSI. Despite my doubts since, it's status as an SSSI has been confirmed by John Brightley: "An interesting set of photos. I've done a planning search (it is called Coten End Quarry) and the planning officer's report confirms that it is an SSSI. LinkExternal link ". The quarry is not listed as a Local Geological Site LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link )
The road on the left leads to business premises on the site of a former railway goods yard at Warwick station.
Coten End Quarry, Warwick
Coten End Quarry is a Geological Site of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England's site reference is 15WY5. The 1986 citation reads: "This site provides important exposures of fossiliferous sandstone layers of the Middle Triassic which accumulated about 230 million years ago, as sand dunes in a desert environment. Sandstones of this age in Britain are usually devoid of fossil remains but in this quarry geologists have found rare and important remains of reptiles and amphibians The fauna from Coten End is unique and varied, representing the broadest range of Middle Triassic reptiles in Britain and the best terrestrial fauna of the mid-Middle Triassic in the world." Vegetation was cleared after ownership changed in January 2010, revealing the sandstone exposures once more. The former quarry is a location for secure self-access storage units, operated by U Store. The western side of the quarry is in SP2865.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 26 December, 2013   (more nearby)
Thursday, 25 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Suburb, Urban fringe 
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Former (from Tags)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 2908 6547 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:17.1962N 1:34.5066W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 2910 6547
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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