SP0950 : Marlcliff

taken 7 years ago, near to Marlcliff, Warwickshire, Great Britain

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Marlcliff
Marlcliff
This small village situated at a bend in the River Avon gets its name from the cliff formed by the rivers erosion of the adjacent Marlcliff Hill. In the cliff there is exposed a geological sequence through the Triassic Blue Anchor Formation (formerly the Tea Green Marls) up into the overlying Westbury Formation of the Penarth group. The area was probably known for mining of marl. Marl is clay which has a content of calcium carbonate and was used to improve the fertility of arable land.
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SP0950, 9 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 9 October, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 6 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Geological interest  Village, Rural settlement  Housing, Dwellings 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 0985 5070 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:9.2696N 1:51.4466W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 0990 5074
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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