Alresford - Sheet Explanation for sheet E300

Alresford - Sheet Explanation for sheet E300

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.

Known more for its literary connections with Jane Austen and the gardens of the naturalist Gilbert White at Selborne, the Alresford district is typical gentle English countryside, and is fundamentally a product of the underlying geology. Commencing in the east, a journey westwards begins on the low lying sandy heaths and heavy clay pastureland around Bordon and Woolmer Forest, developed from the Lower Cretaceous sands and clays. Farther south-east around Petersfield, the characteristic ridge and vale country is founded on alternating sands and clays of the Lower Cretaceous Hythe and Sandgate Formations.

Author A.Farrant

ISBN 0852724152

Sheet(s) Covered E300

Year Published 2002

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