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Birdshill Quarry
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Area of Search Carmarthenshire
Coordinates 51°53′19″N 4°01′58″W / 51.88865°N 4.03285°W / 51.88865; -4.03285
Area 0.4 hectares (0.004000 km2; 0.001544 sq mi)
Notification 1984

Birdshill Quarry is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) in Carmarthenshire, Wales.


Birdshill Quarry SSSI is located approximately 1.8 miles (2.9 km) west of Llandeilo, and covers 0.4 hectares (0.99 acres).

The SSSI citation for Birshill Quarry specifies the importance of the site to be the abundant fossils of trilobites, brachiopods and bivalves in an Ashgill Birdshill Limestone strata of the quarry, incorporated as deposits some 425 million years ago. The site has been dates by reference to microfossil conodonts found in the strata.

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