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The Coral Rag Formation is a geologic formation in England. It preserves fossils dating back to the Jurassic period.

Coral Rag Formation
Stratigraphic range: Jurassic
TypeFormation
Location
RegionEngland
CountryUnited Kingdom

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Coral Rag as building stone: the Saxon tower of St Michael at the Northgate, Oxford

The rock forms some of the hills around Oxford, and was once used as a building stone. Coral rag can be seen in some of the oldest buildings in that city including the Saxon tower of St Michael at the Northgate, St. George's Tower of Oxford Castle, and for the mediaeval walls of the city.[1]

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  1. ^ "Strategic Stone Study: A Building Stone Atlas of Oxfordshire". English Heritage. March 2011. Retrieved 23 April 2015.

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