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British Tertiary Stratigraphy

Series: Geological Conservation Review Series Volume: 15

Edited By: B Daley and P Balson

388 pages, 171 illus

Joint Nature Conservation Committee (Geological Conservation Review)

Hardback | Dec 1999 | #95383 | ISBN: 1861074697
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This volume provides descriptions and a scientific evaluation and interpretation of those Tertiary Geological Conservation Review sites which have SSSI status on the grounds of their stratigraphical importance and value in palaeoenvironmental, palaeogeographical and palaeoclimatological interpretation. Thirty-four Palaeogene sites are described, ranging in age from late Palaeocene to early Oligocene. Some are the most stratigraphically extensive of Tertiary sites in western Europe and individually provide a record extending over millions of years. By contrast, the smaller sites may represent a unique environmental biota. The twenty-four Neogene sites described are restricted stratigraphically and geographically but together constitute a network providing a key insight into British Neogene environments.



Access to the countryside
Preface B. Daley
1 Introduction to the Tertiary B. Daley
2 Introduction to the Palaeogene B. Daley
3 London Basin: eastern Localities B. Daley
Pegwell Bay, Kent
Bishopstone Cliffs, Herne Bay, Kent
Sheppey Cliffs, Kent
Lower Upnor Sand Pit, Kent
Charlton Sand Pit (Gilbert's Pit), Kent
Elmstead Rock Pit, Chislehurst, Kent
Harwich, Essex
Wrabness, Essex
Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex

4 London Basin: western localities B. Daley
Harefield, Middlesex
Pincent's Kiln, Theale, Berks
Bolter End, Buckinghamshire

5 Hampshire Basin: Isle of Wight localities B. Daley Introduction
Whitecliff Bay
Alum Bay
Headon Hill
Colwell Bay
Prospect Quarry
Bouldnor & Hamstead Cliffs & Foreshore
Thorness Bay and Gurnard

6 Hampshire Basin: mainland localities B. Daley Introduction
Studland Bay, Dorset
Bournemouth Cliffs, Dorset
Hengistbury Head, Dorset
Friars Cliff, Mudeford, Dorset
`Barton Cliffs', Hampshire/Dorset
Wittering to Selsey Foreshore, West Sussex
Bognor Regis, West Sussex
Shepherd's Gutter, near Bramshaw, Hampshire
Studley Wood, Hampshire

7 Western outliers of Dorset and Devon B. Daley Introduction
Blackdown, Dorset
Bincombe Down, Dorset
Creechbarrow, Dorset
Tower Wood Quarry, Devon
Buller's Hill Quarry, Devon
Aller Sand Pit, Devon

8 The Neogene of eastern England P. Balson
Introduction to the Neogene
The Pliocene-Pleistocene Boundary
The Neogene of eastern England

9 The Lenham Beds P. Balson
Pivington Quarry, Lenham, Kent
Hart Hill, Kent

10 The Crags of East Anglia P. Balson
The Coralline Crag
Ramsholt Cliff, Ramsholt, Suffolk
Rockhall Wood, Sutton, Suffolk
`The Cliff', Gedgrave, Suffolk
Gedgrave Hall, Gedgrave, Suffolk
Richmond Farm, Gedgrave, Suffolk
Broom Hill, Gedgrave, Suffolk
Sudbourne Park, Sudbourne, Suffolk
Crag Farm, Sudbourne, Suffolk
Valley Farm, Sudbourne, Suffolk
Red House Farm, Iken, Suffolk
Aldeburgh Hall, Aldeburgh, Suffolk
Round Hill, Aldeburgh, Suffolk
Crag Pit Nursery, Aldeburgh, Suffolk

11 The Red Crag P. Balson
Hascot Hill Pit, Battisford, Suffolk
Buckanay Farm, Alderton, Suffolk
Bawdsey Cliff, Suffolk
Vale Farm, Sutton, Suffolk
Broom Covert, Butley, Suffolk
Orford Lodge, Chillesford, Suffolk
Waldringfield Heath, Suffolk
Neutral Farm Pit, Butley, Suffolk
Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex

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