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Geology of the ancient rocks of Charnwood Forest, Leicestershire.

W. W. Watts

Geology of the ancient rocks of Charnwood Forest, Leicestershire.

by W. W. Watts

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Published by Edgar Backus for the Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society in Leicester .
Written in English


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  British fossils being lost to vandalism In the s, a group of schoolboys made a major scientific discovery in the Charnwood Forest area of Leicestershire – but . The History and Antiquities of Charnwood Forest: With an Appendix on the Geology, Botany and Ornithology of the District Thomas Rossell Potter Hamilton, Adams, - Charnwood Forest (England) .

Buy A stratigraphic revision of the Late Precambrian rocks of Charnwood Forest, Leicestershire. by Moseley, J & Ford, T (ISBN:) from Amazon's Book Store. Author: T Moseley, J & Ford. The well structured page Earthwise booklet provides a brief introduction to the geology of Charnwood Forest followed by a series of well illustrated and grid referenced walks displayed on a.

This banner text can have markup.. web; books; video; audio; software; images; Toggle navigation.   Several specimens of two new fossils recently found in the Woodhouse Beds of the Charnwood Forest Pre-Cambrian succession are described and named Charnia masoni and Charniodiscus concentricus. Their possible association as parts of a single organism is discussed and comparisons are drawn with some other Pre-Cambrian fossils in an attempt to establish their Cited by:


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Geology of the ancient rocks of Charnwood Forest, Leicestershire by W. W. Watts Download PDF EPUB FB2

With its distinctive scenery of rolling hills and stark, craggy knolls, Charnwood Forest in Leicestershire has long been regarded as one of the classic areas of British geology. This book and map pack holds a scale geological map while the accompanying booklet explains the events that have happened in this area during the past Add tags for "Geology of the ancient rocks of Charnwood Forest, Leicestershire; with which is included the area about Mountsorrel; parts of the one-inch maps (new series)and ".

Be the first. WATTS, W W. Geology of the ancient rocks of Charnwood Forest, Leicestershire. Leicester: Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society. WILLS, L J, and SHOTTON, F W.

New sections showing the junction of the Cambrian and Precambrian at. best known for his geological mapping and interpretation of the ancient rocks of Charnwood Forest. This biography is presented as a review of his life as a geologist closely associated with Charnwood Forest, as featured in his book Geology of the Ancient Rocks of Charnwood Forest, Leicestershire, which was posthumously published in late During the drive we stopped in an interesting area of the Charnwood Forest in Leicestershire, which turns out to be a particularly significant area of Britain in geological terms.

I had heard that Charnwood contains some of the oldest rocks in Britain, but knew little more than that. The summit of Beacon Hill Bluebells in Swithland Wood Charnwood Forest, as defined by Natural England Old John, Bradgat. GUIDE TO THE GEOLOGY OF BRADGATE PARK AND SWITHLAND WOOD, CHARNWOOD FOREST J N Carney.

Including a provisional itinerary and details of localities. Old John Tower, with south. dipping strata of. Hill For. Bibliographic reference: Carney, J N, Guide to the geology of Bradgate Park and Swithland Wood, Charnwood Forest.

British Geological File Size: 1MB. Abstract: The Charnwood Forest area of northwest Leicestershire had a number of small quarries in the lateth century, supplying broken rock for local road construction. Output increased when transport by horse and cart was superceded by the opening of the Leicester and Swannington Railway Line, one of the world’s earliest steam railways.

link to the underlying bedrock geology. Charnwood Forest, located to the north-west of Leicester, includes the county’s most dramatic scenery, with its rugged tors, steep-sided valleys and scattered woodlands.

The landscape is formed principally of ancient volcanic rocks, which include some of the oldest rocks found in England. IT is no doubt to be regretted that Mr. Woodward, misled by insufficient authority, should have introduced, in his excellent work on the geology of England and Wales, still further confusion into Cited by: 2.

Charnwood Forest is an upland tract in north-western Leicestershire, England, bounded by Leicester, Loughborough, and area is undulating, rocky and picturesque, with barren areas. It also has some extensive tracts of woodland; its elevation is generally ft ( m) and upwards, the area exceeding this height being about 6, acres (25 km 2).

In AprilI went rock-climbing in Charnwood Forest with two friends, Richard Allen and Richard Blachford (‘Blach’), fellow students at Wyggeston Grammar School, Leicester. I was already interested in geology and knew that the rocks of the Charnian Supergroup were Precambrian although I had not heard of the Australian Size: KB.

Charnwood Forest is an upland tract in north-western Leicestershire, England, bounded by Leicester, Loughborough and Coalville. The area is undulating, rocky and picturesque, with barren areas.

It also has some extensive tracts of woodland; its elevation is generally ft and upwards, the area exceeding this height being about acre. The highest point, Bardon Hill, is ft. Charnwood Forest is located in north-west Leicestershire, part of it being in The National Forest. Although the location of the core area of Charnwood Forest is clear, opinion varies as to where the exact boundary should be drawn.

Fig. 1 shows the boundaries chosen for use in. THE GEOLOGY OF CHARNWOOD FOREST. Superposition of rock-beds proved only that the Charnwood:rocks were pre-Carboniferous. After considering the possibility of a Devonian or Silurian age, Professor Sedgwick concluded that the evidence, though very incomplete, favoured a Cambrian by: 6.

Swithland Wood is a public woodland in Charnwood Forest, in gh close to the village of Swithland, it is almost entirely within the parish of Newtown is just north of Bradgate Park and also near Woodhouse Eaves and wood is Leicestershire's most important ancient woodland for nature conservation.

Quarries within the wood were a source of the Grid reference: SK   Geologists say thousands more fossils exist at a Leicestershire site than previously realised. The fossils, which are almost impossible to see with the. With its distinctive scenery of rolling hills and stark, craggy knolls, Charnwood Forest in Leicestershire has long been regarded as one of the classic areas of British geology.

Through eleven linked walks, the walker can explore spectacular exposures of rocks formed close to ancient Precambrian volcanoes, when the landscape of Leicestershire. Charnwood Forest’s rocky outcrops, some of the oldest rocks on the planet, were thrown up by volcanic activity in the southern oceans more than million years ago.

Geology at Leicester We provide a friendly, dynamic and supportive environment in which to learn about the evolution of our planet from geoscientists at the forefront of their field.

Our teaching is led by our research and our staff are recognised internationally for their expertise. The Geology of Charnwood Forest. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association, 39, (excursion report ).

Teichichnus Seilacher and other trace fossils (Cambrian) from the Charnian.Geology of the Ancient Rocks of Charnwood Forest, Leicestershire.

p hardback in blue cloth, some very light wear to cover edges and corners, sides a little.Full text of "History and antiquities of Charnwood forest: with an appendix on the geology, botany & ornithology of the other formats.