Designations: GCR (No: 425), SSSI
The rich fauna within the Devonian Daddyhole limestone is well exposed and dessication cracks (which form as the sediments dry out) are evident and an uncommon feature in the Torquay limestone. Daddyhole Cove shows alternating sequences of shales and limestones, the units displayed in a large recumbent fold.GCR block / key theme: Marine Devonian
GCR Statement of Interest: "This site includes the type section of the Devonian Daddyhole Limestone and displays well the characters of this carbonate unit. There is a rich fauna which is well-exposed, and the limestones are noteworthy in containing desiccation cracks, a very uncommon feature in the Torquay Limestone. In Daddyhole Cove an alternating sequence of shales and limestones indicate local facies variations in the late Eifelian, important in interpreting the palaeoecology of the Middle Devonian limestones of the Torbay area. These units are well-displayed in a large recumbent fold."