Biggleswade district map pack - Sheet Explanation for sheet E204 plus 1:50 000 (S&D) map [Booklet and Map Pack]
Price £18.00(no VAT)
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 Biggleswade district lies to the south-west of Cambridge. Tracts of lowland underlain by mudstones of the Oxford Clay and Gault Formations in the western half of the district are separated by attractive, partially wooded areas of higher land, which are underlain by the more erosion-resistant deposits of the Woburn Sands Formation. In the south-east, the land rises from the Gault onto the Chalk, which gives rise to a characteristic rolling landscape. Harder bands within the Chalk, such as the Totternhoe Stone, Melbourn Rock and Chalk Rock, form topographical features which can be traced across the countryside. A veneer of chalky till covers much of the lower land in the west, deposited by the Anglian glaciation around 400 000 years ago. [Booklet and Map Pack]
Author Moorlock, B S P, Sumbler, M G et al
Format Booklet and Map Pack
Sheet(s) Covered E204
Year Published 2003