Plant Fossil Wood

These fossil plant stems were found during the construction of the Weymouth Relief Road, in a layer of thin laminated siltstone. The stone is packed with identical plants, probably representing a flood event in which a whole swath of vegetation was washed from river banks and deposited in one go.

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Common name

Plant Fossil Wood


Wood & Plants


Purbeck Limestone Group

Time period

Lower Cretaceous


142 million years

Where found

Bincombe Hill, Weymouth Relief Road cutting

Found by

Richard Edmonds


Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

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