Area: 0.62 hectares.

Description and Reasons for Notification:

Owned by the Forestry Commission.

This quarry is the best exposure of the ‘Haldon Gravels’ – mainly flint-bearing gravels of early Palaeogene age. It is the type locality for the Buller’s Hill Gravel, the fluvial facies of these gravels, which rests here on the Tower Wood Gravel, a residual facies derived by in situ solution of the Chalk. In places the latter is seen to lie on the Upper Greensand.