Excursion to Sudbury, (Suffolk). Saturday, June 14th, 1913 - Geologists' Association excursion

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Geologists' Association Circular No. 156. Session 1912-1913. p.5-6[edit]

Excursion to Sudbury, Suffolk. Saturday, June 14th, 1913 (Transcription from: GA Circular No. 156. Session 1912-1913. p.5-6[edit]

DIRECTOR: REV. E. HILL, M. A., F.G.S.

EXCURSION SECRETARY: P. G. H. BOSWELL, 53, Comeragh Rd.:West Kensington, W.

Leave Liverpool Street Station (G.E.R.) at 10 a.m.

Arrive Sudbury at 11.46.

To obtain cheap return tickets, 6/8, meet Excursion Secretary in Main Line Booking Office not later than 9.45. Members should provide themselves with sandwiches for Lunch.

Walk to Little Cornard Brick-pits. See large transported masses of Chalk, imbedded in a clay, which rests against current-bedded sands and gravels, the whole seeming to occupy a side-channel of the ancient river-valley. Thanet Beds are seen at the entrance and Woolwich and Reading Beds in a neighbouring pit..

Return through Sudbury, walk over Ballingdon Bridge, to Sand-pit on Balling.. don Hilt View across Stour Valley, observing pits visited in April, 1910. The pit shows Boulder-clay resting on a considerable thickness of bedded Sands. Thence down into Ballingdon Great Chalk Pit, where are Chalk, Thanet Beds, with some Woolwich and Reading Beds, all at a lower level than the bedded Sands. Cross the road into Ballingdon Grove Brick-pits. were see that current-bedded gravels, sands, and Boulder-clay lie against the side of the old river-valley excavated out of Chalk, Thanets, etc., and that portions of Boulder-clay are imbedded in the gravels.

Return across river to Sudbury. A small collection of rocks from the gravels will be inspected if time permits.

Tea at The Four Swans, Sudbury, price, plain 1s. each with eggs or hat and beef 1s. 6d. each.

Return train at 6.30 p.m., arriving Liverpool Street 9.8 p.m.

Walking distance about 8 miles.

Several of the sections, particularly those at Little Cornard, are we'll worth photographing.

REFERENCES.

Geol. Survey Maps, 1 inch. Sheet 4.7 and 48 N. W.

Ordnance Survey Map, 6 inch, Essex xii, N.E. or Suffolk (West) lxxix, N.E..

1878. WHITAKER, W.—"Geology of N,W. Essex and N.B. Herts." Mem. Geol. Survey. (Sheet 47),

1885. WHITAKER, W.—"Geology of country around Ipswich, Hadleigh, etc."Mem. Geol. Surv. (Sheet 48 N.W.).

1887. MARR, J, E.—"Glacial Deposits of Sudbury, Suffolk." Geol. Mag., p. 262.

1898. GREGORY, J. .W.—"Excursion to Sudbury, Suffolk." Proc. Geol. Assoc., vol. xv, p. 452.

1910. HILL, REV. E.—"Excursion to Sudbury, Suffolk." Proc. Geol. Assoc., vol. xxi, p. 479.

1912. HILL, REV. E.—"Glacial Sections round Sudbury." Quart. Journ,. Geol., Soc., vol. 68, p. 23.

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Excursion to Sudbury, Suffolk, June 14th 1913[edit]

Page 53 P804598 Ballingdon Grove Brick Pits, eastern part. Excursion to Sudbury, Suffolk, June 14th 1913.
Page 53 P804599 Ballingdon Grove Brick Pits, eastern part. Excursion to Sudbury, Suffolk, June 14th 1913.
Page 53 P804600 Ballingdon Grove Brick Pits, eastern part. Glacial sand and gravel overlaying Thanet Sand. Excursion to Sudbury, Suffolk, June 14th 1913. Added note: Chalky (calcareous) stratified gravels and sands. As they become decalcified note the layers of stones remaining continuous through the calcareous and decalcified portions, owing to the action of infiltrating water.
Page 53 P804601 Ballingdon Grove Brick Pits, eastern part. Glacial sand and gravel overlaying Thanet Sand. . Excursion to Sudbury, Suffolk, June 14th 1913. Added notes: Enlarged portion marked on previous print. Thanet beds, Glacial sand, Gravel. [Bottom to top.].
Page 55 P804602 Ballingdon Hill. Glacial sands, current bedded. Excursion to Sudbury, Suffolk, June 14th 1913. [Group of people.].
Page 55 P804603 Ballingdon Grove Brick Pit. Current bedded gravels, sands and boulder clay. Excursion to Sudbury, Suffolk, June 14th 1913.
Page 55 P804604 Ballingdon Grove Pits. Striated boulder of Lias Limestone. Excursion to Sudbury, Suffolk, June 14th 1913.
Page 55 P804605 Ballingdon Grove Pits. Striated boulder of Lias Limestone. Excursion to Sudbury, Suffolk, June 14th 1913.
Page 57 P804606 Ballingdon Hill. Glacial sands. Excursion to Sudbury, Suffolk, June 14th 1913. [Two photographs combined to give continuous landscape view.].
Page 57 P804607 Ballingdon Hill. Junction of boulder clay. Excursion to Sudbury, Suffolk, June 14th 1913. Added note: Chalky boulder clay in upper part of pit above glacial sands.
Page 57 P804608 Ballingdon Grove Brick Pits, western part. Excursion to Sudbury, Suffolk, June 14th 1913. Added note: a human skeleton was found here.
Page 59 P804609 Little Cornard Brick Pits. Contorted and current bedded glacial sands and gravel. Excursion to Sudbury, Suffolk, June 14th 1913.
Page 59 P804610 Little Cornard Brick Pits. Contorted and current bedded glacial sands and gravel. Excursion to Sudbury, Suffolk, June 14th 1913. Added note: Thanet Sand; glacial current bedded sand. [Bottom to top.].
Page 59 P804611 Mass of transported Chalk embedded in clay in current bedded glacial sands and gravels, the whole resting on Thanet Sand. (The gravel now removed.). Excursion to Sudbury, Suffolk, June 14th 1913. [People.].
Page 59 P804612 Mass of transported Chalk embedded in clay in current bedded glacial sands and gravels, the whole resting on Thanet Sand. (The gravel now removed.). Excursion to Sudbury, Suffolk, June 14th 1913. [People.].