Bristol district - Sheet Explanation for sheet E264

Bristol district - Sheet Explanation for sheet E264

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 Bristol district is justly famous for its spectacular scenery and picturesque gorges, and displays a rich diversity of rock types with a varied geological history. The striking scenery results from the partial exhumation of an ancient rugged landscape of Palaeozoic age from beneath a blanket of soft limestones and mudstones. Recent erosion, superimposed on the relict topography, has sculpted the landscape and created the dramatic gorges we see today.

Author Barton C M, Strange P J, Royse K R, Farrant A R

ISBN 0852724136

Sheet(s) Covered E264

Year Published 2002

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