Area: 0.45 hectares, 1.11 acres.

Other Information:

Site listed in the Geological Conservation Review.
Boundary amended by deletion. Site lies within the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

Description and Reasons for Notification:

This site has been renowned for many years for its section through the Upper Inferior Oolite and its fauna of bryozoans and sponges. Six genera of sponge and ten genera of bryozoan have been recorded, as well as thirty eight species of foraminifera. The Upper Inferior Oolite with its important sponge beds fauna overlies Lower Inferior Oolite of the opalinum biozone.