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Jurassic Cliffs
 
Burton Cliff, Burton Bradstock, Dorset


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Jurassic cliffs with a large range and quantity of fossils. The cliffs are formed from Bridport Sands with harder, calcite-cemented horizontal strips showing honeycomb weathering. Flatter areas of cliff indicate more recent cliff falls. The cliffs are topped by Inferior Oolite limestone. 
The whiter blocks of stone on the beach are cliff falls from the Inferior Oolite where the greater part of the fossils are found.

Geological details
Comprehensive description at Southampton University Website

Map 

 
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