Newbury. Sheet explanation for sheet E267
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This Sheet Explanation gives a summary of the geology of the Newbury district. Newbury lies about 85km west of central London on the River Kennet, in the western part of the Thames Basin. The surface geology of the area is dominated by the Chalk Group, forming the downlands, and constituting the major aquifer of the region. The Upper Greensand Formation, the oldest rocks found at the surface, appears from beneath the Chalk to form inliers in the south-west.
Potentially hazardous ground conditions can arise in parts of this district from landslip, ground heave or flooding; this book contains information on the applied geology of the district.
Sheet explanations provide a brief description and interpretation of the geology of the relevant BGS 1:50 000 scale map sheet area, and are A5 booklets available singly, or as a pack together with the relevant 1:50 000 scale map, where this map is available. A book and map pack is available for Newbury; see Product Code EM267SEM.
Author Aldiss, D T et al
Scale 1:50 000
Sheet(s) Covered E267
Year Published 2006