Munday's Hill Quarry
This is a large quarry that has been worked since 1925 and, over the decades, it has revealed excellent and unusually complete Lower Cretaceous successions. Formerly known as Garside's Pit, a typical succession (based on Shephard-Thorn et al., 1994), with maximum stratigraphic thicknesses indicated, comprises:
- Gault Clay (10m), including the ‘Cirripede Bed’ locally near the base
- Shenley Limestone† (0.1m)
- Woburn Sands ‘Red Sands’ (4m)
- Woburn Sands ‘Silty Beds’ (4.5m)
- Woburn Sands ‘Silver Sands’ (10m)
- Woburn Sands ‘Brown Sands’ (5m)
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