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Geological notes and local details for 1:10 000 sheets TM 08 NW, NE, TM 09 SW, SE and parts of TL 98 NE and TL 99 SE (Kenninghall, Banham, Attleborough and Old Buckenham) : part of 1:50 000 sheet 175 (Diss)

By S.J. Mathers


This report describes the geology of the 1:10 000 sheets TM 08 NW, NE,\ud 09 SW, SE and the easternmost parts of sheets TL 98 NE and 99 SE, a l l\ud of which lie within the D i s s (175) geological map. The area was f i r s t\ud surveyed by F J Bennett as part of the Old Series One-Inch Sheets 50\ud NW and 66 SW (both published in 1884) .\ud The primary 1:10 000 survey of the area was made by S J Mathers, J A\ud Zalasiewicz and A Smith in 1985 under the direction of D r R G Thurrell\ud as Regional Geologist. Uncoloured dyeline copies of the maps can be\ud obtained from the British Geological Survey (NERC), Keyworth.\ud The area l i e s in Norfolk, between Thetford and Norwich, with the town\ud of Attleborough situated on its northern margin. It is predominantly\ud a rural area. In addition to Attleborough, the villages of East\ud Harling, Kenninghall, Banham, Old Buckenham and New Buckenham are the\ud main settlements. The land is largely used for arable farming with\ud wheat, barley and sugar beet as the main crops. The ground in the\ud eastern part of the area forms a broad Boulder Clay plateau generally\ud above 50 m OD. The western parts of the area, however, are dissected\ud by small streams which drain westwards into the River Thet. These\ud western parts generally l i e at elevations of 20-40 m OD

Topics: Earth Sciences
Publisher: British Geological Survey
Year: 1988
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