Skip to main content
Article thumbnail
Location of Repository

Geological notes and local details for 1:10 000 sheet TM 35 SE (Snape) : part of 1:50 000 sheets 190 (Eye) and 208 (Woodbridge)

By J.A. Zalasiewicz


This report describes the geology of the 1:10 000 sheet TM 35 NE which\ud is included in the Eye (190) and Woodbridge (208) geological maps.\ud The area was f i r s t surveyed by W Whitaker and W H Dalton as part of\ud the Old Series One-Inch sheet 50 SE published in 1883. The primary\ud six-inch survey of the Snape area was made by J A Zalasiewicz in\ud 1982-3 under the direction of D r W A Read as Programme Manager.\ud Uncoloured dyeline copies of the map can be obtained from the British\ud Geological Survey, Keyworth.\ud The sheet area lies some 10 Km north-east of Woodbridge, Suffolk.\ud Most of the ground is broadly f l a t and lies a t c 20-25 m OD. It is\ud underlain largely by Boulder Clay and given over to arable farming.\ud Boulder Clay is absent from the south-east of the area, where a broad\ud outcrop of Kesgrave Sands and Gravels largely coincides with\ud coniferous forest.\ud The south-eastwards flowing River Alde and its tributaries have\ud incised wide valleys in the central and northern parts of the area.\ud Kesgrave Sands and Gravels and the underlying Chillesford Sand crop\ud out in the valley sides, together with irregular masses of\ud Fluvio-Glacial Sand and Gravel and Boulder Clay. The wide f l a t valley\ud floors are underlain by freshwater and estuarine alluvium, and are\ud given over to arable farming with some pasture.\ud The major settlement is Snape, where The Maltings is now a well-known\ud concert hall. There are two smaller settlements, Tunstall and\ud Blaxhall, and a number of scattered farmsteads

Publisher: British Geological Survey
Year: 1988
OAI identifier:

Suggested articles

To submit an update or takedown request for this paper, please submit an Update/Correction/Removal Request.