Excursion to Bentley Suffolk (Crag). Saturday, April 5th, 1913 - Geologists' Association excursion

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Geologists' Association Circular No. 154. Session 1912-1913. p.2-3.[edit]

Excursion to Bentley, Suffolk (Crag). Saturday, April 5th, 1913. (Transcription from: Geologists' Association Circular No. 154. Session 1912-1913. p.2-3.)[edit]

DIRECTOR: P. G. H. BOSWELL, B.Sc.„ F.G.S.

EXCURSION SECRETARY: I. S. DOUBLE, 93, Lacey Street, Ipswich.

Train leaves Liverpool St. (G.E.R..) 11.45 a.m. arriving at Bentley Station 1.38 p.m. Special return fares 7s. 2d. each. Members should if possible give Mr. Double notice of their intention to join this excursion, and should also provide themselves with lunch. If the collection of fossils be intended (for which the excursion affords special facilities) suitable boxes, etc., will be necessary.

Proceed eastward along main road to Tattingstone, visiting pits in the Red Crag on each side of the road, some 300 yards E. of Station (Dane's Barn, etc.). Examine stackyard pit at Tattingstone Hall (Park Farm), where Red Crag is now to be seen resting unconfonuably on a Coralline Crag bank. This section was figured and described by Prestwich (see below), but has been more or less obscured for many years. Compare section now showing with that figured by Prestwich in 1871 and by the Director in 1907. The Coralline Crag is quite comminuted, and with the cutting back of the pit for agricultural purposes, is being quarried away.

Take footpaths to other Red Crag pits near the White Horse Hill, Tattingstone, and after tea visit section near Rookery Farm.

Mr. Hugh Turner, of Bentley, has kindly invited the party to tea.

Mernbers will be furnished with geological maps of the district on the excursion.

Total walking distance 6 miles.

Return train (specially stopped for the party) 7.45 pm. Bentley, arriving 9.25 p.m. Liverpool St.

REFERENCES.

Geological Survey Map, 1 in. Old Series, Sheets 48 N.W., 48 N.E.

Geological Survey Index Map, 1 in. New Series, Sheet 16. Solid or Drift, 2s. 6d.

1871. PRESTWICH, SIR JOSEPH,—"Crag Beds of Suffolk and Norfolk," Part II. Quart Journ. Geol. Soc., vol. xxvii, p. 325.

1885. WHITAKER, W., etc.—"Geology of the country around Ipswich." Mem. Geol. Surv.

1908. BOSWELL, P. G. H.—"Bentley Excursion," Journ. Ipswich Field Club, p. 13.

1909. HARMER, F. W.—"Pliocene Deposits of the Eastern Counties." Geology in the field. p. 86.

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Excursion to Bentley Suffolk, April 5th 1913[edit]

Page 9 P804521 Stuckyard Pit, Tattingstone Hall, Park Farm. Red Crag resting unconformably on a Coralline Crag bank. Excursion to Bentley Suffolk, April 5th 1913. [Group photo.].
Page 9 P804522 Stuckyard Pit, Tattingstone Hall, Park Farm. Red Crag resting unconformably on a Coralline Crag bank. Excursion to Bentley Suffolk, April 5th 1913. Added note: Coralline Crag; Red Crag [Bottom to top].
Page 9 P804523 Stuckyard Pit, Tattingstone Hall, Park Farm. Red Crag resting unconformably on a Coralline Crag bank. Excursion to Bentley Suffolk, April 5th 1913. Added note: Coralline Crag; Red Crag [Bottom to top].
Page 9 P804524 Stuckyard Pit, Tattingstone Hall, Park Farm. Red Crag resting unconformably on a Coralline Crag bank. Excursion to Bentley Suffolk, April 5th 1913.
Page 11 P804525 Sections of Red Crag at Dane's Barn. Excursion to Bentley Suffolk, April 5th 1913. [Several people.].
Page 11 P804526 Sections of Red Crag at Dane's Barn. Excursion to Bentley Suffolk, April 5th 1913.
Page 11 P804527 Red Crag sections near Rookery Farm. Excursion to Bentley Suffolk, April 5th 1913.
Page 11 P804528 Red Crag sections near Rookery Farm. Excursion to Bentley Suffolk, April 5th 1913. [Several people.].