Bedford district - Sheet Explanation for E203 [Booklet]

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.

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 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]

Format Booklet

ISBN 0852726619

Sheet(s) Covered E203

Year Published 2010

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