Sandy Warren, The Lodge Quarry

An extensive quarried face of Woburn Sands Formation (formerly the Lower Greensand) providing a rare opportunity to examine these rocks in a consolidated and stable exposure. Sedimentary structures preserved here allow palaeo-environmental reconstructions to be made, linking this part of the county with the more extensive exposures of similar rocks around Woburn and Leighton Buzzard.

The quarry provided building stone for local use from medieval times to the 18th century. Examples include the churches at Sandy and Everton, as well as the packhorse bridge at Sutton.


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