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An Inventory of UK estuaries. Volume 6: Southern England 1997


The 'inventory of UK estuaries' series is a seven-volume series which describes the estuaries of the UK, providing information on their size, location, wildlife, national importance and conservation status, using graphs, tables, text and maps.

Volume 6 covers the 35 estuaries on the south coast of England between Foreness Point on the east coast of Kent and Land's End in Cornwall. A number of small, narrow estuaries are cut into the softer sedimentary rocks in the east of the region, whilst around the Solent there are larger, enclosed estuaries and smaller estuaries on the north coast of the Isle of Wight. The westernmost part of the region is formed of hard rocks that are more resistant to erosion, and the estuarine systems here have a dendritic coastline, reflecting their origins as drowned river valleys (rias).

Please note this volume has been produced from a scan of an original document, and is therefore a large file size. There may also be fluctuations in quality.

Due to the file size of the volume, it has been split into two parts. Part 1 includes the Prelims (Contents, foreword), Sections 1 to 4, and part of Section 5 (descriptions of the estuaries) from 121 (Pegwell Bay) to 135 (Wootton Creek and Ryde Sands). Part 2 includes the second part of Section 5 (descriptions of the estuaries), from 136 (Medina Estuary) to 155 (Helford Estuary).

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 1997··

Buck, A.L. 1997. An Inventory of UK estuaries. Volume 6: Southern England, JNCC, Peterborough, ISBN 1 873701 41 1.

Volume 6 of a seven-volume series which provides an inventory of the estuaries of the UK, produced by JNCC's Coastal Conservation Branch.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2023·05·08

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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