Barcombe Mews Quarry, Shorton
Key theme: Permian-Triassic
Associated SSSI: Not applicable
Geological / geomorphological features: "Permian breccia with large angular to subrounded clasts of sandstone, limestone. Quartz and slate, set in a bedded, well-cemented,coarse gravel matrix. Traces of cross-bedding indicate an approximately E-W depositional flow. Minor faulting can be seen.
Reasons for registration as a RIGS sites: "The site provides an excellent clean exposure of the Permian breccias of the Torbay area in a safe and accessible situation particularly suitable for educational use by younger children. The site also demonstrates the variation in proportion and composition of the rock fragments found in the breccias of the Torbay district."