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Littlemore Railway Cutting
Site of Special Scientific Interest
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Area of Search Oxfordshire
Interest Geological
Area 0.5 hectares (1.2 acres)
Notification 1986
Location map Magic Map

Littlemore Railway Cutting is a 0.5-hectare (1.2-acre) geological Site of Special Scientific Interest on the southern outskirts of Oxford in Oxfordshire. It is a Geological Conservation Review site.

The cutting exposes limestone and clay laid down in mid-Oxfordian stage of the Late Jurassic, around 160 million years ago. The deposit is part of the Stanford Formation, and the clay appears to have been deposited in a channel between coral reefs which then covered the Oxford area.

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