Silurian rocks in Britain

UK geology
Geology of area

The maps show where the Wenlock Limestone can be found in Britain, and where other rocks of Silurian age can be found.

Not all of the Silurian rocks found in Britain are Wenlock Limestone.

This map shows only Silurian rocks which are exposed at the surface. The rocks actually spread across much bigger areas, but are mostly covered up by thick layers of younger rocks which were formed more recently.

The two most important areas where the Wenlock Limestone is found are along Wenlock Edge and around Dudley.

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