GCR block - Variscan Structures of South Wales and the Mendips (VAR-STR-WM)

Variscan Structures of South Wales and the Mendips

Block Description

UK map showing distribution of GCR sites of GCR block VAR-STR-WM
Distribution of GCR sites of GCR block Variscan Structures of South Wales and the Mendips

The GCR sites selected for this GCR Block represent a major episode of Earth history that occurred as a result of the ‘Variscan Orogeny’, which was a period of mountain building and continental collision that began in the Devonian Period, which lasted from 417 to 354 million years ago (Ma) and continued through Carboniferous (354–292 Ma) time, as represented by geological features present in south Wales and the Mendips; geological structures of south-west England produced by the same events are covered by a separate GCR, for both geographical and geological reasons (see VAR-STR-SW).

Site List

Your selection found 15 GCR sites. Sites are sorted alphabetically by country, local authority and then by site name -
CodeNameCountryLocal AuthorityGrid RefGCR Site Account
1726Portishead PointEnglandNorth and North East Somerset, South GloucestershireST463775Not available
1670Craig y DdinasWalesCENTRAL VALLEYSSN915080Not available
1661Broad Haven - Settling NoseWalesSOUTH WEST WALESSM861140Not available
1662Druidston HavenWalesSOUTH WEST WALESSM861172Not available
1657Freshwater EastWalesSOUTH WEST WALESSS028981Not available
1663Freshwater West (North)WalesSOUTH WEST WALESSM878007Not available
1666Freshwater West (South)WalesSOUTH WEST WALESSR885903Not available
1660Marloes Sands to Albion SandsWalesSOUTH WEST WALESSM771075Not available
1665Mill HavenWalesSOUTH WEST WALESSM817125Not available
1659Musselwick BayWalesSOUTH WEST WALESSM849124Not available
1664Musselwick SandsWalesSOUTH WEST WALESSM787092Not available
1658St Ann`s HeadWalesSOUTH WEST WALESSM805029Not available
1656Stackpole QuayWalesSOUTH WEST WALESSR994958Not available
1669Bracelet BayWalesSWANSEASS629872Not available
1667Caswell BayWalesSWANSEASS595873Not available
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