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Longhope Hill
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Area of Search Gloucestershire
Coordinates 51°51′53″N 2°26′47″W / 51.864681°N 2.446517°W / 51.864681; -2.446517Coordinates: 51°51′53″N 2°26′47″W / 51.864681°N 2.446517°W / 51.864681; -2.446517
Interest Geological
Area 0.2 hectare
Notification 1989

Longhope Hill is a 0.2-hectare (0.49-acre) geological Site of Special Scientific Interest in Gloucestershire, notified in 1989.

Location and geology

The site is in the Forest of Dean near Longhope in west Gloucestershire. The site is of particular importance for research of late Silurian rocks in the southern Welsh Borders region. The rock exposures show extensive and continuous section through the Lower and Upper Longhope Beds of the Ludfordian. These beds are overlain by Clifford's Mesne Sandstone. There are macrofaunas present and preserved marine micofloral assemblies.

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