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British Tertiary Stratigraphy (Geological Conservation Review Series No. 15) 1999


Volume 15 of the Geological Conservation Review series, British Tertiary Stratigraphy, provides descriptions and a scientific evaluation and interpretation of those Tertiary sites assigned SSSI status on the grounds of their stratigraphical importance and value in palaeoenvironmental, palaeogeographical and palaeoclimatological interpretation.

Thirty-four Palaeogene sites are described, ranging in age from late Palaeocene to early Oligocene. Some are the most stratigraphically extensive of Tertiary sites in western Europe and individually provide a record extending over millions of years. By contrast, the smaller sites may represent a unique environment or biota. The 24 Neogene sites described are restricted stratigraphically and geographically but together constitute a network providing a key insight into British Neogene environments.

The contents of the volume include:

  • Prelims – including an introduction to the Geological Conservation Review (GCR) and the list of sites discussed in the volume.
  • Chapter 1 – Introduction to the Tertiary
  • Chapter 2 – Introduction to the Palaeogene
  • Chapter 3 – London Basin: eastern localities
  • Chapter 4 – London Basin: western localities
  • Chapter 5 – Hampshire Basin: Isle of Wight localities
  • Chapter 6 – Hampshire Basin: mainland localities
  • Chapter 7 – Western outliers of Dorset and Devon
  • Chapter 8 – The Neogene of eastern England
  • Chapter 9 – The Lenham Beds
  • Chapter 10 – The Coralline Crag
  • Chapter 11 – The Red Crag
  • References, Glossary and Index

Please note: this volume has been produced from a scan of an original document. You may therefore experience fluctuations in quality.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 1999··

Daley, B. & Balson, P. 1999. British Tertiary Stratigraphy. Geological Conservation Review Series No. 15, JNCC, Peterborough, ISBN 1 86107 469 7.

Volume 15 of the Geological Conservation Review Series.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2022·03·21

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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