This site is a small disused quarry. The
quarry exposes a section in buff to grey, decalcified sandy
limestones belonging to the Llandeilo Series of rocks which were
deposited approximately 460 million years ago (during the
Ordovician Period of geological time). The site is fossiliferous
and has yielded a rich trilobite fauna.
Managing this site
The site is under private ownership. The special features of
this SSSI and CCW’s views about site management have been
summarised in a Site Management Statement, addressed to the owners
and managers of the land. The statement can be found in the
resource section below.
There is no public access to this site.
Chwarel means ‘quarry’ (chwarel). Talar-wen means ‘white
headland’ with talar ‘headland (of a ploughed field)’ and gwen
‘white’ but may encompass a range of meanings such as
‘greyish-white’, ‘pale’, ‘blessed’.