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The Old Red Sandstone of Great Britain (Geological Conservation Review Series No. 31) 2005


Volume 31 of the Geological Conservation Review series, The Old Red Sandstone of Great Britain describes some 70 GCR sites in Great Britain that are of importance for their Old Red Sandstone deposits.

The 70 sites detailed in this book, together with Old Red Sandstone GCR sites described in the volumes on Silurian stratigraphy, fossil fishes and Palaeozoic palaeobotany, provide a rich treasure of geological data that has enriched the study of geology in the past and will continue to provide exciting opportunities to researchers of the future. The book presents an audit of the best current Old Red Sandstone sites in Britain and will be a valuable reference work for stratigraphers, sedimentologists and palaeontologists.

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 Old Red Sandstone of Great Britain
  • Chapter 2 – The Orcadian Basin
  • Chapter 3 – The Midland Valley of Scotland and adjacent areas
  • Chapter 4 – Southern Scotland and the Lake District
  • Chapter 5 – The Anglo-Welsh Basin
  • 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 2005··

Barclay, W.J., Browne, M.A.E., McMillan, A.A., Pickett, E.A., Stone, P. & Wilby, P.R. 2005. The Old Red Sandstone of Great Britain. Geological Conservation Review Series No. 31, JNCC, Peterborough.

Volume 31 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 2022·07·11

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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