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Seavington St. Mary
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Area of Search Somerset
Coordinates 50°55′33″N 2°51′18″W / 50.92592°N 2.85507°W / 50.92592; -2.85507Coordinates: 50°55′33″N 2°51′18″W / 50.92592°N 2.85507°W / 50.92592; -2.85507
Interest Geological
Area 0.3 hectares (0.0030 km2; 0.0012 sq mi)
Notification 1971 (1971)

Seavington St. Mary is a 0.3 hectare geological Site of Special Scientific Interest near the village of Seavington St Mary in Somerset, notified in 1971.

Extensive exposures through much of the Inferior Oolite. This is the most westerly outcrop of this formation in England. It is thus of considerable importance in interpreting the local stratigraphy and sedimentology in relation to the palaeogeography of south-west England in Middle Jurassic times. A valuable Aalenian - Bajocian locality affording a prime educational and research facility.

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