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        StatementBritish Geological Survey
        PublishersBritish Geological Survey
        LC Classifications2008
        The Physical Object
        Paginationxvi, 127 p. :
        Number of Pages99
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        ISBN 10nodata

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This book and its companion volume for the North Sheet describe briefly the map-making process and some of the different rock units that lie beneath the surface. Although "drift" strictly refers to glacial and fluvio-glacial deposits, the term on geological maps has traditionally included other material including alluvium, river terraces, etc.

An outlier occurs near Prees in the Cheshire Basin, with a significant occurrence at Mochras, concealed beneath younger sediments, on the west coast of Wales. On the Isle of Man, the Peel Sandstone Group D1 preserves up to 2000m of conglomerate and sandstone deposited as alluvial fans, by braided streams or as aeolian sand dunes Plate P680255.

Bedrock Geology UK South: Devonian and the Old Red Sandstone

Thus the geological map is based on some direct observation and much interpretation. As a result of its eventful geological history, shows a rich variety of across the constituent countries ofand. Many of the lowland deposits, such as theand have recently been artificially drained. Great Britain was located in the interior of Pangea, where it was again subject to a hot arid desert climate with frequent flash floods leaving deposits that formed beds of red rock, somewhat similar to the later.

The Upper Devonian is considerably thinner — about 75m — and is variously divided into the Plateau Beds Brecon BeaconsQuartz Conglomerate Group and the Tintern Sandstone Formation D3 with the Portishead Formation in the Bristol area to the east. The youngest rocks are found in south east. Caledonian cycle and intrusions The Caledonides refers to a mountain chain that once stretched across the supercontinent created by the collision of Laurentia, Baltica and Avalonia during the early Palaeozoic.