NT2673 : James Hutton Memorial Garden, Edinburgh

taken 7 years ago, near to Edinburgh, Great Britain

James Hutton Memorial Garden, Edinburgh
James Hutton Memorial Garden, Edinburgh
This memorial to the pioneer geologist James Hutton (1726-1797) stands at the site of his house and garden at 3 St Johnís Hill. The plaque is backed by five boulders, two of granite from Glen Tilt and three of conglomerate from Barbush near Dunblane. Hutton argued that granite veins in Glen Tilt demonstrated that the igneous rocks had penetrated older rocks, and that conglomerates contained fragments of earlier rocks, as evidence of the continuity and cyclic nature of geological processes. (From the information board at the garden).

Huttonís best-known field observation is the unconformity of the rocks at Siccar Point (see NT8171 : Hutton's Unconformity, Siccar Point ) and he is also commemorated by a sculptured wall at Jedburgh ( see NT6420 : Stone sculpture by Max Nowell ), where he recognised a similar formation.
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Date Taken
Friday, 3 February, 2012   (more nearby)
Saturday, 4 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Geological interest  Park and Public Gardens  City, Town centre 
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James Hutton 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2636 7348 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.9214N 3:10.8449W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2636 7348
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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