SJ4065 : Sandstone Strata in Edgar's Field

taken 10 years ago, near to Handbridge, Cheshire, Great Britain

Sandstone Strata in Edgar's Field
Sandstone Strata in Edgar's Field
This dramatic sandstone strata is next to the path in Edgar's Field park in Handbridge. The stone was probably quarried from here to build some of the many sandstone structures found throughout the area. According to the City Council website the distortion in the strata is due to 'Slumping' where soft sediments have collapsed under the weight of later sediments. Also the uneven surface is due to 'Differential weathering' where some layers, being softer than others, have weathered at a different rate. The River Dee is behind the camera.
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Date Taken
Monday, 16 July, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 18 July, 2007
Category
Stone   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 4062 6562 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:11.0607N 2:53.4024W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 4062 6564
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