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Bleadon Hill
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Bleadon Hill is located in Somerset
Shown within Somerset

Coordinates: 51°18′45″N 2°55′54″W / 51.3124°N 2.9318°W / 51.3124; -2.9318

Site of Special Scientific Interest
Area of Search Avon
Grid Reference ST383588
Interest Geological
Area 33.41 acres (0.1352 km2; 0.05220 sq mi)
Notification 1999 (1999)
Natural England Website

Bleadon Hill (grid reference ST351574) is a 13.52 hectare geological Site of Special Scientific Interest just north of the village of Bleadon, North Somerset, notified in 1999.

The site is a Geological Conservation Review site, as it shows a low ridge of calcite-cemented Pleistocene sand and gravel on its southern side. Various marine or glacial origins have been postulated for the sediments and it has even been suggested that this is a Mesozoic beach conglomerate. On the basis of the sedimentology, it is most likely that these sediments accumulated during the Quaternary when an ice sheet rested against Bleadon Hill.[1]

There is evidence or agricultural use of the land in the medieval period and possibly from Roman times.[2]

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