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Magdalen (Workhouse) Quarry

Magdalen Quarry

The Oxfordshire Geology Trust held an open afternoon at the Magdalen (or Workhouse) Quarry on Saturday 23 July 2011. This disused pit is reached from the end of William Kimber Crescent. The quarry is now a Nature Reserve and Site of Special Scientific Interest. The rocks exposed in the cliff face are of Upper Jurassic age, deposited c.140–150 million years ago. Whole fossils are quite rare here (unlike at Rock Edge), and fragments of shell ware more common.

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Magdalen Quarry
Above photograph by Liz Marchetti

Magdalen Quarry

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Magdalen Quarry

Magdalen Quarry

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