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P number: P211192
Old photograph number: A11549
Caption: Western slopes of Little Haldon Hill. Looking north. Upper Greensand and Teignmouth Breccias countryside on the Haldon Hills, Devon.
Description: In the foreground and to the right, the heather-covered slopes are developed on Upper Greensand of Cretaceous age, decalcified glauconitic sands which support very poor light soil. The shelf visible within the Upper Greensand slope (centre, foreground), is caused by a resistant pebble band within the succession of sands. The distant farmland is developed on the rich soils of the Teignmouth Breccias, while in the wooded and bracken-covered area of the left foreground the breccias are overlain by head derived from the Upper Greensand. Note the distinct change of slope at the base of the Greensand, caused by recession of the base due to spring sapping. In the distance is Great Haldon, where gently folded Eocene Haldon Gravels rest on the Greensand, as on Little Haldon. In the extreme foreground the earth bank is made of flinty head, derived from the Haldon Gravels, which overlies the Greensand.
Date taken: 01/01/1970
Photographer: Jeffery, C.J.
Copyright statement: NERC
X longitude/easting: 291500
Y latitude/northing: 76500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 257.24 KB; 1000 x 794 pixels; 85 x 67 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 210 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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