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Shepshed Cutting
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Disused railway cutting, Blackbrook Wood, Shepshed, Leicestershire - - 126643.jpg
Area of Search Leicestershire
Interest Geological
Area 6.0 hectares (15 acres)
Notification 1985
Location map Magic Map

Shepshed Cutting is a 6.0 hectares (15 acres) geological Site of Special Scientific Interest west of Shepshed in Leicestershire.

The Triassic deposits in Shepshed Cutting are unique, with a flat sheet of galena resting on red clay, and the whole enclosed in sandstone. The site is described by Natural England as "of international importance for developing a better understanding of the origins of mineral deposits and the processes which form them".

A public footpath runs through the site.

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