Kettering district map pack - Sheet Explanation for sheet E171 plus 1:50 000 (S&D) map

Kettering district map pack - Sheet Explanation for sheet E171 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.

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 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.

Sheet(s) Covered E171

Year Published 2005

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