Rochdale district - Sheet Explanation E76 [Book]

Rochdale district - Sheet Explanation E76 [Book]

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 describes the geology of the Rochdale district, which extends from the northern suburbs of Bolton, Bury and Rochdale, across the Rossendale Moors to Blackburn, Accrington and Burnley. The geology of this area once provided a huge source of employment: the sandstones provided sandstone flags and building stone, the coal fired the boilers of hundreds of local cotton mills and the clays provided the raw material for bricks. A legacy of abandoned workings and made ground remains from these industries. [Book]

Format Book

ISBN 9780852724989

Sheet(s) Covered E076

Year Published 2010

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