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The geology of the Wenlock Edge area

Brian Arthur Hains

The geology of the Wenlock Edge area

by Brian Arthur Hains

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Published by H.M.S.O. .
Written in English


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Statementby B.A. Hains.
ContributionsInstitute of Geological Sciences.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20030391M

This course is an active exploration of Shropshire and the borderlands. There is a vast range of rocks, minerals and fossils in Shropshire, Britain’s most geologically varied county. Within a 30 kilometre radius of the small town of Church Stretton there is preserved the most complete geological sequence exposed in Britain. Alderley Edge is 6 miles (10 km) northwest of Macclesfield and 15 miles (24 km) south of Manchester, at the base of a steep and thickly wooded sandstone escarpment, Alderley Edge, which is the area's chief topographical feature and overlooks the Cheshire Plain.. Alderley Edge is known for its affluence and expensive houses, falling inside Cheshire's Golden grid reference: SJ

  Much Wenlock is a town and parish in Shropshire, England, situated on the A road between Shrewsbury and , to the northeast, is the Ironbridge Gorge, and the new town of civil parish includes the villages of Homer (1 mile north of the town), Wyke (2 miles northeast), Atterley (2 miles southeast), Stretton Westwood (2 miles southwest) . The Geology of the Wenlock Edge Area. Hains, B. A. Published by Her Majesty's Stationary Office, London () Used. First Edition. Reprint. 27pp. A very scarce book. This book is reprinted from 'Transactions of the natural history society of northumberland, devon' & is Volume XVII, No.1 (new series). There is a biro name inscription to the.

  WENLOCK GROUP (Wenlockian), in geology, the middle series of strata in the Silurian (Upper Silurian) of Great Britain. This group in the typical area in the Welsh border counties contains the following formations: Wenlock or Dudley limestone, ft.; Wenlock shale, up to ft.; Woolhope or Barr limestone and shale, ft. Guidebook describing the 2-week, mile (km) waymarked route, made up of two loops centred on Shrewsbury, visiting Stiperstones, Wenlock Edge, Ironbridge and the Wrekin. Also describes the challenging 20 mile (32km) Stretton Skyline Walk.


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The geology of the Wenlock Edge area by Brian Arthur Hains Download PDF EPUB FB2

Add tags for "The geology of the Wenlock Edge area: (explanation of 1: Geological Sheet S)". Be the first. Get this from a library. The geology of the Wenlock Edge area (explanation of geological sheet SO59).

[Brian Arthur Hains; Institute of Geological Sciences (Great Britain)]. Wenlock Edge is a limestone escarpment near Much Wenlock, Shropshire, England and a site of special scientific interest because of its geology.

It is over 19 mi (31 km) long, running southwest to northeast between Craven Arms and Much Wenlock, and is roughly 1, feet above sea level. The deciduous woodland which runs along it covers much of the steep slopes of the.

An informative field geology guide to the classical Wenlock Edge area renowned for its limestone, published by the BGS. This guide can also be used in conjuction with the BGS classical areas geological map of the same area. Shropshire's Geology is very diverse and most geological periods of time, and most rock types, can be found within the county.

There is also a large amount of mineral wealth in the county, including lead, barytes, limestone, coal and iron, which helped the area develop the industrial revolution west of Clee Hill and, later, in the Ironbridge Gorge area.

Wenlock Edge's underlying geology stretches around 30 miles from Ironbridge to Craven Arms. The escarpment itself is around 15 miles long, from Much Wenlock to Craven Arms.

Seven miles of the Edge. The geology of Wenlock Edge. Join us for this walk and talk which will introduce you to the rich geology of Wenlock Edge. We will look at the limestone in the old quarries and discover how it affects the flora.

We will visit our coral reefs and go searching for fossils. Saturday 20th February, 10am - 2pm, £10 per person. Full text of "A hand-book of the geology of Shropshire" See other formats. Ray, A. Butcher - Sequence stratigraphy of the type W enlock area 04 R & B t h P65 09/06/10 13 30 53 54 Bollettino della Società Paleontologica Italiana, 49 (1), Wenlock Edge is one of a series of linear hill ridges in South Shropshire running northeast to southwest.

It is the geology of Wenlock Edge that has created this distinctive landscape, {which has contributed towards]which, for the past 50 years, has been recognised as being of national importance and designated an Area of Outstanding Natural.

Classical Areas Booklets Series. Descriptions of the geology of parts of Britain which are of special geological interest. Several of these booklets compliment the scale "Classical Areas" geological maps.

12 products found Sort by. Wenlock Edge is a limestone escarpment near Much Wenlock, Shropshire, England and a site of special scientific interest because of its geology.

It is over 19 mi (31 km) long, running southwest to northeast between Craven Arms and Much Wenlock, and is roughly 1, feet above sea level. pieces of crinoid. Nearby Wenlock Edge is a scarp of Silurian limestone which runs for over thirty kilometres (miles) from Craven Arms to Much Wenlock. It is a prominent and well-known feature, of interest for its extensive exposures of rocks of.

Shropshire Hills – The Long Mynd and Wenlock Edge Booking Form From: Learning Officer, Chalet Pavilion, Carding Mill Valley, Church Stretton, Shropshire, SY6 6JG Tel: To complete the form, select the grey boxes and type the required information.

To return the form, save the document and attach it to an email and send to. and well illustrated book, Geology in Shropshire (pub. Swan Hill Press in ). The website, UKRIGS Education Project, Earth Science On-Site, produces excellent geological information for schools with very effective diagrams and photographs The museum in Much Wenlock contains displays of fossils found in the area.

In the distance in the far right of the photo can be seen the wooded escarpment of the Silurian Wenlock Edge.

Lying on the border between Central England and North Wales, the Marches area of the county of Shropshire - Marches comes from an ancient word for border - shows an astonishing variety of geology, both in age and rock type.

THE GEOLOGY OF THE BRISTOL DISTRICT. 79 whole area and threw the rocks into the great north--south and east--west folds which still form the dominant features of the district. The first period of erosion, during which these move- ments took place, lasted from the end of Coal Measure time till that of the Upper by: 3.

Wenlock Series. The Wenlock Series is named for the type area, Wenlock Edge, in the Welsh borderlands of England. It has been divided into two stages, the lower Sheinwoodian Stage and the upper Homerian Stage. Sheinwoodian Stage.

In this tract of the Welsh Borderland is found some of its most attractive scenery and varied geology. Part 2 examines Ordovician rocks and metalliferous ores close to the Powys border, highly fossiliferous Silurian limestones on Wenlock Edge, Old Red Sandstone strata near Ludlow, and Carboniferous rocks in roadstone quarries and former coal mines on Clee Hill.

Course: BSc (Hons) Geology, Geology (Joint Honours), Environmental Hazards (Joint Honours) This trip aims to provide an introduction to describing, understanding and interpreting sedimentary features and processes in the field.

The trip focusses on two very different locations; Bridgenorth and Wenlock edge. Shropshire is one of the best places in inland Britain to gain an insight into some of the country's oldest rock formations. Join our expert geologist as he brings to the life the Church Stretton fault and explains how tectonic plate movement played its role in the creation of today’s walker’s paradise - the Long Mynd.

We'll walk up to 6 miles (9½km) each day.New δ¹³Ccarb data from the most stratigraphically extensive graptolitic sections of Homerian age in the study area are reported from Wenlock Edge and the Ludlow Anticline (UK).Shropshire (/ ˈ ʃ r ɒ p ʃ ər / or / ˈ ʃ r ɒ p ʃ ɪə /; alternatively Salop; abbreviated, in print only, Shrops) is a county in the West Midlands of England.

It borders Wales to the west, Cheshire to the north, Staffordshire to the east, Worcestershire to the south-east and Herefordshire to the south.

Shropshire Council was created ina unitary authority taking over from the – Summer (DST): BST (UTC+1).