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Viewing website implies consent to set cookies on your computer. Full details Swaledale and Arkengarthdale Archaeology Group
Registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation Number 1155775
SWAAG Honorary President:
Tim Laurie FSA

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 178
 Date Entered 24/04/2011
 Updated on 24/04/2011
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Geological Record
 Record Type Geological HER
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Record Date 20/04/2011
 Location Birkdale Common. Little Sleddale.
 Civil Parish Muker
 Brit. National Grid NY 832 020
 Altitude 410m
 Geology Low waterfall formed by a thin hard limestone (Crow Limestone Series?) undercut by eroding soft mudstones. The top surface of the limestone is highly fossiliferous, see photo.
 Record Name Little Sleddale. Lower Falls. Shell bed and mudstones.
 Record Description This fine small waterfall was photographed under drought conditions when the limestone is accessible. Under higher water conditions this waterfall is a torrent.
 Image 2 ID 590         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description The upper surface of the limestone. Detail of shell bed..
 Image 3 ID 591         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Little Sleddale Lower Falls. Fossiliferous limestone undercut by eroding mudstones
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