Hopes Nose: Marine Devonian
Designations: GCR (No: 426), SSSI
A locality with unrivalled exposures in the Torquay Limestone
GCR block / key theme: Marine Devonian
Associated SSSI: Hope's Nose to Walls Hill SSSI
GCR Statement of Interest: "This site contains excellent exposures of the Devonian Daddyhole Limestone (Eitelian) and displays the typical characteristics of this unit as well as unusual features, such as evidence of penecontemporaneous erosion, within the limestones of the old Hope & Nose quarry. Distinct subfacies can be recognised in the limestones exposed here. A well-known Devonian locality with unrivalled exposures in the Torquay Limestone."