Thursday, August 8th 2019, 4:30 pm - Extinct volcano situated on nearly five acres of land, which has scientific interest
The Posbury Clump in southern England boasts beautiful and historical scenery, including a 250-million-year-old extinct volcano.
Not your typical piece of property and it's yours for a reasonable price of £50,000, or a little more than C$80,000.
Jackson-Stops is currently selling Posbury Clump, a woodland on top of a prominent and extinct volcanic outcrop, as well as a picturesque, five-bedroom stone house in Posbury that is going for £475,000 (more than C$763,000).
MAJORITY OF SITE HAS SCIENTIFIC INTEREST
For £50,000 or more than C$80,000, you can own this woodland, complete with an extinct volcano. Photo: Jackson-Stops
The volcanic woodland and cottage are part of the Posbury Clump estate, which is owned by the former convent of Posbury St Francis. The woodland encompasses 4.9 acres of land, a majority of which is designated as a site of scientific interest to reflect the unusual nature of the rock there.
The reason for the interest is because of the potassium-rich lavas from the Permian geologic period, according to Natural England.
PERMIAN LAVAS CAN BE DEMONSTRATED, LAND FORMS QUARRY
This site is one of only a few locales where the eye-catching environment of the Permian lavas can be demonstrated.
The land consists of a former quarry, which was last worked on at the beginning of the 19th and 20th centuries. The hard, basalt stone was particularly regarded locally and was used in the erection of well-known buildings Crediton Church and Medland Manor, among others.
Posbury Clump has scientific interest because of its potassium-rich lavas from the Permian geologic period. Photo: Jackson-Stops
"The wooded canopy conceals the vestiges of the old workings, which extend over about half of the site. There is vehicular access to a track, which leads to the old quarry and the canopy cover is native trees including ash, oak and holly," according to the description on Jackson-Stops' website.
"The prominent site rises to (more than) 500' and there are wonderful views in every direction from the edge of the wood."