Geological Memoirs - England and Wales

Geological Memoirs - England and Wales

Geological memoirs, Brief Sheet Explanations and Sheet Descriptions for each of the 1:50 000 series (and the earlier one-inch series) geological map sheets.

Memoirs contain detailed information on the structure, stratigraphy, and palaeontology, and many have sections on mineral resources, geohazards, groundwater and geophysics of the district.

Sheet Descriptions provide a similar level of information to that found in Memoirs, but with a more concise presentation.

Brief Sheet Explanations provide an summary of the geology of the district.

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1 Aberdaron, including Bardsey Island. Memoir for sheet E133

Author Gibbons, W. ISBN 0118844871
Sheet(s) Covered E133 Year Published 1993


2 Aberystwyth and Machynlleth. Memoir for sheet E163

Author Cave, R. ISBN 011884394X
Sheet(s) Covered E163 Year Published 1986


3 Alresford - Sheet Explanation for sheet E300

Sheet Explanations provide a brief description and interpretation of the geology of the relevant BGS 1:50 000 scale map sheet area. More detailed geological information for the same area is available via the Sheet Descriptions. …more…

Author A.Farrant ISBN 0852724152
Sheet(s) Covered E300 Year Published 2002


4 Alresford map pack - Sheet Explanation for sheet E300 plus 1:50 000 (S&D) map [Booklet and Map Pack]

This pack contains a Sheet Explanation for the district and the complementary 1:50 000 scale Bedrock Geology and Superficial Deposits map (folded). Sheet Explanations provide a brief description and interpretation of the geology of the relevant map sheet area. The A5 Sheet Explanation booklet and the map are supplied in a transparent wallet. Known more for its literary connections with Jane Austen and the gardens of the naturalist Gilbert White at Selborne, the Alresford district is typical gentle English countryside, and is fundamentally a product of the underlying geology. Commencing in the east, a journey westwards begins on the low lying sandy heaths and heavy clay pastureland around Bordon and Woolmer Forest, developed from the Lower Cretaceous sands and clays. Farther south-east around Petersfield, the characteristic ridge and vale country is founded on alternating sands and clays of the Lower Cretaceous Hythe and Sandgate Formations. [Booklet and Map Pack]

Format Booklet and Map Pack Scale 1:50 000
Sheet(s) Covered E300 Year Published 2002


5 Ambleside District. Memoir for sheet E38

Author Millward, D ISBN 0118845470
Sheet(s) Covered E038 Year Published 2000


6 Appleby - Sheet Explanation for sheet E30

Sheet explanations provide a brief description and interpretation of the geology of the relevant BGS 1:50 000 scale map sheet area. More detailed geological information for the same area is available via the Sheet Descriptions. …more…

Author Millward, D. and others ISBN 0852724691
Sheet(s) Covered E030 Year Published 2003


7 Appleby map pack - Sheet Explanation for sheet E030 plus 1:50 000 (S&D) map [Booklet and Map Pack]

This pack contains a Sheet Explanation for the district and the complementary 1:50 000 scale Bedrock Geology and Superficial Deposits map (folded). Sheet Explanations provide a brief description and interpretation of the geology of the relevant map sheet area. The A5 Sheet Explanation booklet and the map are supplied in a transparent wallet. …more…

Format Booklet and Map Pack ISBN XEM030SEM
Sheet(s) Covered E030 Year Published 2003


8 Ashbourne and Cheadle. Memoir for sheet E124

Author Chisholm, J.I. ISBN 0118844121
Sheet(s) Covered E124 Year Published 1988


9 Banbury and Edge Hill. Memoir for sheet E201

Author Edmonds, E.A. Sheet(s) Covered E201
Year Published 1965  


10 Barnard Castle. Memoir for sheet E32

Author Mills, D.A.C. ISBN 0118807420
Sheet(s) Covered E032 Year Published 1976


11 Barnsley - Sheet Explanation for sheet E087 [Booklet]

Sheet Explanations provide a brief description and interpretation of the geology of the relevant BGS 1:50 000 scale map sheet area. More detailed geological information for the same area is available via the Sheet Descriptions. Sheet explanations are printed A5 booklets and are available either singly, or as a pack together with the relevant 1:50 000 scale map, where this map is available. For hundreds of years, geology has played a significant part in the social and economic development of the Barnsley district; sandstone, mudstone, sand and limestone have been exploited as mineral resources. However, it is coal that has had the greatest impact on the area — the coal industry was the major employer for much of the 18th to late 20th centuries in South Yorkshire, and many pit villages and towns sprang up to provide accommodation for miners. The coal industry has left a legacy of challenging ground conditions including large areas of colliery spoil and infilled ground, which must be treated appropriately when redevelopment takes place. [Booklet]

Format Booklet ISBN 9780852726020
Sheet(s) Covered E087 Year Published 2008


12 Barnsley map pack - Sheet Explanation for sheet E087 plus 1:50 000 (S&D) map [Booklet and Map Pack]

This pack contains a Sheet Explanation for the district and the complementary 1:50 000 scale Bedrock Geology and Superficial Deposits map (folded). Sheet Explanations provide a brief description and interpretation of the geology of the relevant map sheet area. The A5 Sheet Explanation booklet and the map are supplied in a transparent wallet. For hundreds of years, geology has played a significant part in the social and economic development of the Barnsley district; sandstone, mudstone, sand and limestone have been exploited as mineral resources. However, it is coal that has had the greatest impact on the area — the coal industry was the major employer for much of the 18th to late 20th centuries in South Yorkshire, and many pit villages and towns sprang up to provide accommodation for miners. The coal industry has left a legacy of challenging ground conditions including large areas of colliery spoil and infilled ground, which must be treated appropriately when redevelopment takes place. [Booklet and Map Pack]

Format Booklet and Map Pack ISBN 6000005377
Scale 1:50 000 Sheet(s) Covered E087
Year Published 2008  


13 Barnsley. Memoir for sheet E87 (digital reprint)

Author Mitchell, G.H. ISBN 0118805835
Sheet(s) Covered E087 Year Published 1947


14 Bath district - Sheet Explanation for sheet E265 [Booklet]

Sheet Explanations provide a brief description and interpretation of the geology of the relevant BGS 1:50 000 scale map sheet area. More detailed geological information for the same area is available via the Sheet Descriptions. Sheet Explanations are printed A5 booklets and are available either singly, or as a pack together with the relevant 1:50 000 scale map, where this map is available. This Sheet Explanation provides a summary of the geology of the area covered by geological 1:50 000 Series Sheet 265 Bath. The main population centres are the eastern suburbs of Bristol together with Chippenham, Melksham, Corsham and the city of Bath itself, which is England's only World Heritage City. The majority of the district is however rural, and it lies at the southern end of the Cotswold Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The Cotswold escarpment is the most significant principal geomorphological feature of the district, forming a prominent ridge which runs north from Upton Chew to Old Sodbury. This separates the low-lying undulating ground in the west from the rolling, upland country of the Cotswold Hills, which then fall gently eastwards towards the Avon valley. In the east, the ground rises towards the Chalk downlands of Salisbury Plain.The principal river of the district is the River Avon which enters the north of the district, following a circuitous route through Chippenham, Melksham and Bath to the western edge of the district at Keynsham. The Cam Brook and By Brook are significant tributaries, both entering the river at Bath. [Booklet]

Author Barron, AJM et al Collation 210 x 145 mm; 35 pages
Format Booklet ISBN 9780852726914
Sheet(s) Covered E265 Year Published 2011


15 Bath district map pack - Sheet Explanation for sheet E265 plus 1:50 000 (B&Sup) map [Booklet and Map Pack]

This pack contains a Sheet Explanation for the district and the complementary 1:50 000 scale Bedrock Geology and Superficial Deposits map (folded). Sheet Explanations provide a brief description and interpretation of the geology of the relevant map sheet area. The A5 Sheet Explanation booklet and the map are supplied in a transparent wallet. While it is possible to buy the map and Sheet Explanation separately, buying them together as map pack saves you £3. This Sheet Explanation provides a summary of the geology of the area covered by geological 1:50 000 Series Sheet 265 Bath. The main population centres are the eastern suburbs of Bristol together with Chippenham, Melksham, Corsham and the city of Bath itself, which is England's only World Heritage City. The majority of the district is however rural, and it lies at the southern end of the Cotswold Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The Cotswold escarpment is the most significant principal geomorphological feature of the district, forming a prominent ridge which runs north from Upton Chew to Old Sodbury. This separates the low-lying undulating ground in the west from the rolling, upland country of the Cotswold Hills, which then fall gently eastwards towards the Avon valley. In the east, the ground rises towards the Chalk downlands of Salisbury Plain.The principal river of the district is the River Avon which enters the north of the district, following a circuitous route through Chippenham, Melksham and Bath to the western edge of the district at Keynsham. The Cam Brook and By Brook are significant tributaries, both entering the river at Bath. [Booklet and Map Pack]

Author Barron, AJM et al Format Booklet and Map Pack
ISBN 9786000008147 Scale 1:50 000
Sheet(s) Covered E265 Year Published 2011


16 Beaconsfield - Sheet Explanation for sheet E255

Sheet Explanations provide a brief description and interpretation of the geology of the relevant BGS 1:50 000 scale map sheet area. More detailed geological information for the same area is available via the Sheet Descriptions. Sheet Explanations are printed A5 booklets and are available either singly, or as a pack together with the relevant 1:50 000 scale map, where this map is available. Beaconsfield lies to the west of London, mainly in Buckinghamshire but includes part of Hertfordshire. The area is a busy commuter belt but many places retain the rural character of the Chilterns. The landscape of rounded hills is typical of the chalk downlands and many of the hills are capped with Quaternary Chalk-with-flints. The Chalk is the oldest rock to outcrop in the district.

Author Morigi, A N et al ISBN 0852724705
Scale 1:50 000 Sheet(s) Covered E255
Year Published 2005  


17 Beaconsfield district map pack - Sheet Explanation for sheet E255 plus 1:50 000 (S&D) map

This pack contains a Sheet Explanation for the district and the complementary 1:50 000 scale Bedrock Geology and Superficial Deposits map (folded). Sheet Explanations provide a brief description and interpretation of the geology of the relevant map sheet area. …more…

ISBN XEM255SEM Scale 1:50 000
Sheet(s) Covered E255 Year Published 2005


18 Bedford district - Sheet Explanation for E203 [Booklet]

Sheet explanations provide a brief description and interpretation of the geology of the relevant BGS 1:50 000 scale map sheet area. More detailed geological information for the same area is available via the Sheet Descriptions. …more…

Format Booklet ISBN 0852726619
Sheet(s) Covered E203 Year Published 2010


19 Bedford district map pack - Sheet Explanation for sheet E203 and 1:50 000 (B&Sup) map [Booklet and Map Pack]

This pack contains a Sheet Explanation for the district and the complementary 1:50 000 scale Bedrock Geology and Superficial Deposits map (folded). Sheet Explanations provide a brief description and interpretation of the geology of the relevant map sheet area. The A5 Sheet Explanation booklet and the map are supplied in a transparent wallet. While it is possible to buy the map and Sheet Explanation separately, buying them together as map pack saves you £3. The Bedford district lies in the south-east of the English Midlands, around 45 miles north of London. The area forms a low undulating plateau capped by Pleistocene glacial deposits. The plateau is dissected by the valleys of the River Great Ouse and its tributaries. In the south-east of the district, the low-lying Marston Vale hosts the brickworks at Stewartby, which uses the Oxford Clay as its raw material. To the east of Bedford a large number of sand and gravel pits work the river terrace deposits. This Sheet Explanation describes the geology, applied geology, hydrogeology, mineral resources and engineering geology of the region. [Booklet and Map Pack]

Format Booklet and Map Pack ISBN 6000006675
Sheet(s) Covered E203 Year Published 2010


20 Bellingham. Memoir for sheet E13

Author Frost, D.V. ISBN 0118841378
Sheet(s) Covered E013 Year Published 1980


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