Kettering district - Sheet Explanation for sheet E171 [Book]

Kettering district - Sheet Explanation for sheet E171 [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.

The district lies mainly within Northamptonshire, with small areas in Leicestershire and Cambridgeshire. Topographically it forms a plateau dissected by the rivers Welland and Nene, with Quaternary (drift) deposits covering the higher ground and the underlying solid formations outcropping on the valley sides. The most conspicuous topographic feature is the Inferior Oolite escarpment, along the south-east side of the Welland Valley. The main population centres are Kettering and Corby, both of which underwent rapid expansion after the Second World War, coincident with the expansion of ironstone extraction and processing, which was the main industry in the area. Since the closure of the last ironstone quarry in the early 1980s, these areas have seen considerable light industrial redevelopment. The remainder of the district is predominantly rural with scattered villages: arable farming is the main land use. [Book]

Author Herbert, C.

Format Book

ISBN 0852724950

Sheet(s) Covered E171

Year Published 2005

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