Although Crûg Quarry has been known to
geologists for nearly 150 years recent research is proving that the
site still has a great deal of new data to offer. Detailed study
has revealed the presence of a rich and diverse assemblage of
conodont microfossils which is considered unique in Britain for
rocks of this age. On the basis of over thirty forms of conodont
described from Crûg Farm, comparisons of this sequence have been
made with strata of a similar age from various locations in Central
America. Study has also been made of the other fossils recorded
from Crûg Quarry and the site is now considered to be of key
importance as a reference site for a number of species of
Managing this site
The site is under private ownership. The special features of
this SSSI and CCW’s views about site management have been
summarised in a Site Management Statement, addressed to the owners
and managers of the land. The statement can be found in the
resource section below.
A public footpath runs along the southern edge of the site. For
detailed maps and information regarding access visit our access map
via the resource section below.
Crug means ‘mound’.