ST5872 : Geology of the Cut

taken 4 years ago, near to Bristol, Great Britain

Geology of the Cut
Geology of the Cut
When it was excavated in 1805/9, the Avon Cut revealed the rock strata of the underlying land. Here, the horizontal layers of Pennant Sandstone can be seen. This form of the sedimentary rock is particularly hard and durable. It is associated with coal measures, especially in South Wales. Of course, the Bristol coalfield lay near to the line of the Cut. The navvies had a difficult time cutting through the rock strata and engineers had to blast it with gunpowder before workmen continued the job with picks and shovels.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 9 July, 2014   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 27 August, 2014
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Quarrying, Mining  Suburb, Urban fringe  Construction, Development 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 5840 7203 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:26.7433N 2:35.9987W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 5841 7208
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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