Excursion to Eridge and Tunbridge Wells. Saturday, May 22nd, 1909 - Geologists' Association excursion

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Geologists' Association Circular No. 108 Session 1908 1909 p.5.

Excursion to Eridge and Tunbridge Wells. Saturday, May 22nd, 1909. (Transcription from GA Circular No. 108 Session 1908 1909 p.5)

DIRECTOR : G. ABBOTT, M.R.C.S., F.G.S.

EXCURSION SECRETARY : A. C. YOUNG, 17, Vicar's Hill, Lewisham, S.E.

Leave Cannon Street Station (S.E.R.), by the 1.25 p.m. train, due at Tunbridge, Wells, 2.36. To obtain cheap tickets (3s. 5d.), meet Secretary under the clock not later that 1.10 p.m. Members intending to join this Excursion are requested to inform the Secretary not later than Friday morning, 21st.

On arriving at Tunbridge Wells, drive to Eridge Rocks (the Marquis of Abergavenny having kindly given permission to see them). The rocks are very picturesque and exhibit the best examples of the various forms of weathered sandstone in the district. The party will continue their walk through Eridge Woods and across Broadwater Forest to examine a similar escarpment at the High Rocks. Afterwards the route will be along High Rocks Lane and by a foot-path to the Happy Valley on the Rusthall Common. Tea at the Rusthall Club, near the Toad Rock at 5.15. After tea Mr. Abbott will exhibit his specimens of Durham Magnesian cellular Limestone, etc., at 2, Rusthall Park.

Walking distance, five miles.

Cost of trap and admission to High Rocks, 1s. 3d. Meat tea, 1s.

Return from Tunbridge Wells (S.E.R.) by 8.11 p.m. train, due at Charing Cross, 9 15.

REFERENCES.

Geological Survey Map, Sheet 6 (price 8s. 6d.)

Geological Survey, Horizontal Sections, Sheet 77, (price 5s.)

1875. TOPLEY, W.— "Geology of the Weald." Mem. Geol. Survey (17s. 6d.)

1879. FAWCETT, W.—"Excursion to Tunbridge Wells." Record of Excursions, pp. 38-44.

1887. WOODWARD, H. B.—"Geology of England and Wales." Fig. 57, and pp. 359-365.

1895. R. S. HERRIES and G. ABBOTT.—"Excursion to Tunbridge Wells." Proc. Geol. Assoc., vol. xiv, p. 198 (part 5, 1s).

1898. R. S. HERRIES.—. Excursion to Crowborough." Proc. Geol. Assoc ,vol. xv, p. 45. (part 10, 1s.).

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Page 71 P805333 The Tunbridge Wells Sands of the Upper Division of the Hastings Sand forms a plateau from 4 to 500 ft above sea level. Excursion to Eridge, May 22nd 1909. The uppermost 30 ft being consolidated into a massive sand rock which stands out as'cliffs' and isolated stacks. This thick bedded sandstone forms at Eridge a long section with a vertical face and many straight cut master joints.
Page 71 P805334 The Tunbridge Wells Sands of the Upper Division of the Hastings Sand forms a plateau from 4 to 500 ft above sea level. Excursion to Eridge, May 22nd 1909. The uppermost 30 ft being consolidated into a massive sand rock which stands out as 'cliffs' and isolated stacks. This thick bedded sandstone forms at Eridge a long section with a vertical face and many straight cut master joints.
Page 71 P805335 The Tunbridge Wells Sands of the Upper Division of the Hastings Sand forms a plateau from 4 to 500 ft above sea level. Excursion to Eridge, May 22nd 1909. The uppermost 30 ft being consolidated into a massive sand rock which stands out as 'cliffs' and isolated stacks. This thick bedded sandstone forms at Eridge a long section with a vertical face and many straight cut master joints.
Page 71 P805336 The Tunbridge Wells Sands of the Upper Division of the Hastings Sand forms a plateau from 4 to 500 ft above sea level. Excursion to Eridge, May 22nd 1909. The uppermost 30 ft being consolidated into a massive sand rock which stands out as 'cliffs' and isolated stacks. This thick bedded sandstone forms at Eridge a long section with a vertical face and many straight cut master joints.
Page 73 P805337 Joint face. These joints or vertical fissures were produced originally by shrinkage which have become enlarged by the action of wind and rain. Excursion to Eridge, May 22nd 1909.
Page 73 P805338 The undercutting of many of the rocks is due to the softer nature of some layers which are more easily worn away. Excursion to Eridge, May 22nd 1909.
Page 73 P805339 Harrison's Rocks. Excursion to Eridge, May 22nd 1909.
Page 73 P805340 Excursion to Eridge, May 22nd 1909.