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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 977
 Date Entered 06/02/2017
 Updated on 06/02/2017
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Geological Record
 Record Type Geological HER
 Site Access Private
 Location High Cliff Waters. Northern edge of the ravine of the River Tees Close to track leading down through Holme Wood.
 Civil Parish Winston
 Brit. National Grid NZ 1362 1548
 Altitude 100m approx
 Geology This shap erratic boulder is embedded in situ in boulder clay and located at the top of the steep northern side of the ravine of the River Tees. This shap boulder is clearly visible in the eroding bank of boulder clay which forms the side of the access track from High Cliff Waters down through Holme Wood.
 Record Name Shap erratic boulder on the Northern edge of the River Tees Holme Wood.
 Record Description See Geology Section above together with the attached photo images.
 Dimensions See photos
 Additional Notes It is unusual to find a shap erratic boulder firmly embedded in situ in boulder clay. From the composition of this boulder clay, it may be possible to assign this boulder clay to the final glacial advance and retreat or to one of the earlier glacial episodes.
 Image 1 ID 7186         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Shap erratic boulder embedded in boulder clay at side of track down through Holme Wood.
 Image 2 ID 7187         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description The ravine of the River Tees at Low Barn, upstream from Ovington. Holme Wood is on the left or northern bank of the Tees approximately 1km downstream from the viewpoint
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