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British Upper Carboniferous Stratigraphy

Series: Geological Conservation Review Series (Kluwer) Volume: 11

By: CJ Cleal and BA Thomas

339 pages, 59 b/w photos, figs, tabs, maps

Chapman & Hall

Hardback | Dec 1996 | #50937 | ISBN: 0412727803
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The Upper Carboniferous ranks as one of the most significant parts of the geological column in Britain. This is a consequence of the economic importance of the coal, iron and clay contained within strata of this age - deposits that were central to Britain's rise as an industrial power in the 18th and 19th centuries.

The British Upper Carboniferous is also important for scientific reasons. The term 'Carboniferous' was first coined with reference to British geology and now, over a hundred and seventy years later, the IUGS Subcommission has returned to Britain, where rocks of this age are wonderfully exposed, in its search for Upper Carboniferous stratotypes.

For these reasons British sites are of prime importance in the study of Upper Carboniferous stratigraphy and over one hundred sites have been designated as SSSIs. This volume catalogues these sites, shows their historical and scientific importance, and indicates their significance to our understanding of the British Upper Carboniferous as a whole.



Access to the countryside
1. Introduction and general background
2. International stage stratotypes
Gill Beck
Blake Brook
River Darwen
Park Clough
Orchard Farm
Little Don
Duckmanton Railway Cutting
Doe Lea
3. Culm Trough
Crackington Coast
Bonhay Road Cutting
Bickleigh Wood Quarry
Clovelly Coast
Abbotsham Coast
Bude Coast
Shipload Bay
4. South Wales
Tenby-Saundersfoot Coast
Marros Sands
Amroth Coast
Nolton Haven
Barland Common
Vale of Neath
Smarts Quarry
Lower House Stream Section
Cwm Gwrelych-nant Llyn Fach
nant Llech
Cwm Twrch
Earlswood Road Cutting and Ferryboat Inn Quarry
Blaenrhondda Road Cutting
Trehir Quarry
Penllergaer Railway Cutting
Llammarch Dingle
Brynmawr Road Cutting
Wern Ddu
5. Forest of Dean and Severn coalfields
Meezy Hurst
Puddlebrook Quarry
Oakenhill Railway Cutting
Portishead Pier
6. Bristol-Somerset Basin
Cattybrook Claypit
Bickley Wood
Winterbourne Railway Cutting
7. English Midlands
Cornbrook Dingle
Benson's Brook
Eyemore Railway Cutting
Brewin's Canal Cutting
Doulton's Claypit
Ketley Claypit
New Hadley Brickworks
Kingsbury Brickworks
Halesowen Road Cutting
Metallic Tileries
Cheswardine Canal Cutting
Alveley Grindstone Quarry
Gospel End Road Cutting
Webster's Claypit
8. North Wales
The sequence at Dee Bridge
The sequence at Ruby Brickworks
9. Millstone Grit of the Central Province
Pot Bank Quarry
Gib Tor
River Noe
Mam Tor
Alport Castles
Blackden Brook
Standedge Road Cutting
Crimsworth Dean
Derby Delf Quarry
Ladcastle and Den Quarries
Great Dib Wood
Cockwood Gorge
Rake Dike
Hodge Clough
Pule Hill
Jumble Coppice
Hathersage Moor
Harewood Grange
Yeadon Brickworks
Harper Clough, Smaller Delf and Closebrow Quarries
Heys Britannia Quarries

10. Coal Measures of the Pennine Basin
Ridgeway Quarry
Stannington Ruffs
Ambergate Quarry
Neepsend Brickworks
Honley Station Cutting
Goyt's Moss
Ravenhead Brickworks
Neepsend Railway Cutting
Wharncliffe Crags
Elland Bypass Cutting
Lowside Brickworks
Bradgate Brickworks
River Tonge, Mill Hill
Stairfoot Brickworks
Nostell Brickyard Quarry
Carlton Main Brickworks
11. Northern England
Mousegill Beck
Howick to Seaton Point
Crag Gill
Tynemouth to Seaton Sluice
Wear River Bank
Cresswell and Newbiggin Shore
Saltom Bay
Byre Burn
Jockie's Syke
12. Scottish Basin
High Smithstone Quarry
Joppa Shore
Polhote and Polneul Burns
Lagrae Burn
Corrie Foreshore
Dunaskin Glen
Ininmore Bay
East Wemyss to Buckhaven Coast
Species index
General index

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