Permian/Triassic “New Red Sandstone” – Bewdley

Bridgnorth Sandstone

January 1, 201312:00 pmMay 26, 2016 9:07 am

The Bridgnorth Sandstone Formation is a soft, brick red, commonly buff-mottled, Permian sandstone characterised by large dune cross-beds. Formed from wind-blown (aeolian) sand and relatively poorly cemented, it is not widely used in comparison to the Carboniferous and Triassic red sandstones of the county. The most notably example of its use is in Wribbenhall Railway […]

Close-up of Haffield Breccia in Haffield House Quarry

Haffield Breccia

January 1, 201312:00 pmMay 26, 2016 9:00 am

Unsorted clast-supported purple-red breccio-conglomerate, weakly cemented; clasts of igneous volcanic and Lower Palaeozoic lithologies. Dug from Haffield House Quarry south of Ledbury and used for Haffield House. Also occurs on Abberley Hill and the Clent Hills (where it is known as Clent Breccia). Browse sites on the database using Haffield Breccia