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Registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation Number 1155775
SWAAG Honorary President:
Tim Laurie FSA

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 987
 Date Entered 01/04/2017
 Updated on 06/06/2017
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Geological Record
 Record Type Geological HER
 SWAAG Site Name 
 Site Type 
 Site Name 
 Site Description 
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Record Date 30/03/2017
 Location Scargill Moor. Thwaite Beck.
 Civil Parish Scargill
 Brit. National Grid NZ 02844 10811
 Altitude 289m
 Geology Exposure of blue clay with Vale of Eden erratic stones (cobbles of the red Penrith Sandstone) in the bank of Thwaite Beck.
 Record Name Scargill. Thwaite Beck. Exposure of the the Basement Till with Penrith sandstone erratics
 Record Description Exposure of dense blue boulder clay with erratic boulders which include a few cobbles of red Penrith Sandstone (see photos) from distant sources in the Vale of Eden. This, the 'Basement Till' only survives as remnants of boulder clay laid down during a much earlier Glacial Period. In this exposure, the dense blue clay of the Basement Till is overlain by the very thick brown stony clay with sandstone and limestone boulders which are solely of local Pennine origin.
 Geographical area 
 Scientific Name 
 Common / Notable Species 
 Tree and / or Stem Girth 
 Tree: Position / Form / Status 
 Tree Site ID 0
 Associated Site SWAAG ID 0
 Additional Notes 
 Image 1 ID 7263         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description The blue clay of the Basement Till of the earlier Glacial Period is overlain in this stream section by the stony brown clay of the most recent Glacial Period
 Image 2 ID 7264         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Detail of the early Basement Till with erratics from distant sources.
 Image 3 ID 7265         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description One of the cobbles of red Penrith Sandstone from the Basement Till.
 Image 4 ID 7266         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description Detail of this sandstone cobble
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