Scout Hut Quarry, Potton

This exposure of the Lower Cretaceous Woburn Sands Formation (historically called the Lower Greensand) was cleared in 2007-8. Formerly a quarry worked for sand and gravel, it was infilled during the early nineteenth century, but now a safe and accessible low face of sandstone has been revealed, making it an ideal site for educational visits. It contributes to an understanding of the regional geology of the Woburn Sands Formation and provides historical links with the local aggregate and phosphate fertilizer industries.


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