Property: Dorset and East Devon Coast
Id. N°: 1029
State Party: United Kingdom
Criteria: N (i)
The Committee inscribed the Dorset and East Devon Coast on the World Heritage List under criterion (i):
Criterion (i): The Dorset and East Devon Coast provides an almost continuous sequence of Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous rock formations spanning the Mesozoic Era, documenting approximately 185 million years of Earth history. It also includes a range of internationally important fossil localities - vertebrate and invertebrate, marine and terrestrial - which have produced well-preserved and diverse evidence of life during Mesozoic times.