Area: 0.13 hectares.
Description and Reasons for Notification:
The site is listed in the Geological Conservation Review. The site is in Dartmoor National Park.
The quarry exposes deep water sedimentary rocks of Devonian age which are richly fossiliferous. The fauna indicates the Clymenia Zone of the Famennian (Upper Devonian). The site is of importance in interpreting the “Transition Series” of this area, i.e. beds of previously uncertain age near the Devonian/Carboniferous boundary. The fauna and lithology is of palaeoecological significance in tracing the passage from late Devonian deep-water basinal environment to a shallower facies in the early Carboniferous.