Dorset's Important Geological Sites

Sturminster Newton Chapel

Sturminster Newton Chapel ST784.135

Site description: Cutting behind building.

Geology: Jurassic, Corallian, Todber Freestone, Sturminster Pisolite. Top two beds of Todber Freestone, at base level bedded massive argillaceous oomicrite, and above massive flaggy weathering oosparite showing strong cross bedding. At western end by garden an oolitic clay with echinoids, bivalves, gastropods (no excavation please!)

Sturminster Pisolite behind toilet block in car park.

Access: By prior arrangement, e-mail us for contact details.

Parking: 10 cars or small coach, in Sturminster Mill car park.

Size of party: 15.

Education level: A level/University.