SD8110 : Erratic perimeter defences

taken 1 year ago, near to Bury, Great Britain

Erratic perimeter defences
Erratic perimeter defences
Whether there is a true deterrent motive behind these magnificent glacial erratic boulders is quite unknown, but there are many dozens of these placed carefully around the perimeter of this site. Each one is up to 2 metres in length and weighs many tons. There are examples of sandstones, rhyolite and tuff, so are presumed to originate in the Lake District or North Wales. Many are faceted and beautifully striated, so are an excellent, urban geological resource. I do not know of numbers of such boulders occurring locally, but if anybody has any idea where and how they originated, please let me know.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 24 February, 2018   (more nearby)
Monday, 26 February, 2018
Geographical Context
Geological interest  Business, Retail, Services  Roads, Road transport 
Primary Subject of Photo
Geological Feature 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 8198 1025 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:35.3111N 2:16.4216W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 8197 1022
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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