SO5174 : Ludford Corner

taken 8 years ago, near to Ludlow, Shropshire, Great Britain

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Ludford Corner
Ludford Corner
This small cliff is internationally famous as the type site for the junction between the Silurian Period and the Devonian Period. The boundary is marked by the Ludlow Bone Bed, a thin bed (1-2 cms) crammed with organic remains. LinkExternal link The Site contains a plaque celebrating the 150th anniversary of Murchison naming the Silurian system in 1839.
Ludlow is a small town in South Shropshire. It is situated on a small hill on the eastern bank of a bend in the River Teme. The town has a long history dating back to Norman times and has nearly 500 listed buildings LinkExternal link , including a castle and one of the largest parish churches in the country. The old town was a 13th century planned grid iron town surrounded by a wall, with seven gates (only one remains). There are many examples of Tudor, Elizabethan and Georgian buildings. Today Ludlow is a thriving Market town with a healthy tourist trade. Described as "The most perfect town in England" - John Betjeman
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Date Taken
Friday, 31 December, 2010   (more nearby)
Saturday, 22 January, 2011
Type site   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 512 741 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:21.7825N 2:43.0575W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 512 741
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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