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Millstone Grit

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Millstone Grit is the name given to any of a number of coarse-grained sandstones of Carboniferous age which occur in the British Isles. [1]

68 relations: Aquifer, Bamford Edge, Birchen Edge, Black Hill (Peak District), Bleaklow, British Geological Survey, British Isles, Carboniferous, Cheshire, Coal Measures Group, Construction aggregate, County, Craven Fault System, Dark Peak, Derbyshire, Dry stone, East Anglia, Escarpment, Farewell Rock, Flintshire, Forest of Bowland, Froggatt Edge, Gardom's Edge, Geological period, Gritstone, Group (stratigraphy), Ireland, Kinder Scout, Lancashire, Limestone, Lithology, London-Brabant Massif, Marine band (geology), Marros Group, Millstone, Mudstone, Namurian, Oswestry, Peak District, Pennine Basin, Pennines, Plateau, Roaches Grit, Rock climbing in the Peak District, Rossendale Valley, Rough Rock, Sandstone, Series (stratigraphy), Serpukhovian, Shropshire, ..., Siltstone, Sliabh an Iarainn, South Pennines, South Pole, South Wales, Staffordshire, Stage (stratigraphy), Stanage Edge, Stratigraphic unit, The Midlands, The Roaches, Wales, Watermill, Weathering, West Pennine Moors, West Yorkshire, Wrexham, Yorkshire Dales. Expand index (18 more) »


An aquifer is an underground layer of water-bearing permeable rock, rock fractures or unconsolidated materials (gravel, sand, or silt).

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Bamford Edge

Bamford Edge is an overhang of gritstone rock that sticks out north of the village of Bamford, Hope Valley, in the English county of Derbyshire.

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Birchen Edge

Birchen Edge is a gritstone rock face in the Peak District, England, popular with walkers and novice climbers as most of the climbing routes are in the lower grade.

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Black Hill (Peak District)

Black Hill is a hill in the Peak District, England.

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Bleaklow is a high, largely peat-covered, gritstone moorland, just north of Kinder Scout, across the Snake Pass (A57), in the Derbyshire High Peak near the town of Glossop.

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British Geological Survey

The British Geological Survey (BGS) is a partly publicly-funded body which aims to advance geoscientific knowledge of the United Kingdom landmass and its continental shelf by means of systematic surveying, monitoring and research.

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British Isles

The British Isles are a group of islands off the north-western coast of continental Europe that consist of the islands of Great Britain, Ireland, the Isle of Man and over six thousand smaller isles.

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The Carboniferous is a geologic period and system that spans 60 million years from the end of the Devonian Period million years ago (Mya), to the beginning of the Permian Period, Mya.

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Cheshire (archaically the County Palatine of Chester) is a county in North West England, bordering Merseyside and Greater Manchester to the north, Derbyshire to the east, Staffordshire and Shropshire to the south and Flintshire, Wales and Wrexham county borough to the west.

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Coal Measures Group

The Coal Measures Group is a lithostratigraphical term coined to refer to the coal-bearing succession of rock strata which occur in the United Kingdom within the Westphalian Stage of the Carboniferous Period.

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Construction aggregate

Construction aggregate, or simply "aggregate", is a broad category of coarse to medium grained particulate material used in construction, including sand, gravel, crushed stone, slag, recycled concrete and geosynthetic aggregates.

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A county is a geographical region of a country used for administrative or other purposes,Chambers Dictionary, L. Brookes (ed.), 2005, Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd, Edinburgh in certain modern nations.

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Craven Fault System

The Craven Fault System is the name applied by geologists to the group of crustal faults in the Pennines that form the southern edge of the Askrigg Block and which partly bounds the Craven Basin.

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Dark Peak

The Dark Peak is the higher, wilder northern part of the Peak District in England, mainly in Derbyshire and South Yorkshire.

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Derbyshire is a county in the East Midlands of England.

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Dry stone

Dry stone, sometimes called drystack or, in Scotland, drystane, is a building method by which structures are constructed from stones without any mortar to bind them together.

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East Anglia

East Anglia is a geographical area in the East of England.

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An escarpment is a steep slope or long cliff that forms as an effect of faulting or erosion and separates two relatively leveled areas having differing elevations.

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Farewell Rock

The Farewell Rock is the name given to a series of sandstones at the boundary of the Coal Measures with the underlying Marros Group in South Wales.

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Flintshire (Sir y Fflint) is a principal area of Wales, known as a county.

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Forest of Bowland

The Forest of Bowland, also known as the Bowland Fells, is an area of barren gritstone fells, deep valleys and peat moorland, mostly in north-east Lancashire, England with a small part in North Yorkshire (before 1974, some of the area was in the West Riding of Yorkshire).

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Froggatt Edge

Froggatt Edge is a gritstone escarpment in the Dark Peak area of the Peak District National Park, in Derbyshire, England, close to the villages of Froggatt, Calver, Curbar, Baslow and Grindleford.

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Gardom's Edge

Gardom's Edge is a rocky outcrop near Baslow in Derbyshire, England.

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Geological period

A geological period is one of several subdivisions of geologic time enabling cross-referencing of rocks and geologic events from place to place.

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Gritstone or grit is a hard, coarse-grained, siliceous sandstone.

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Group (stratigraphy)

A group in stratigraphy is a lithostratigraphic unit, a part of the geologic record or rock column that consists of defined rock strata.

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Ireland (Éire; Ulster-Scots: Airlann) is an island in the North Atlantic.

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Kinder Scout

Kinder Scout is a moorland plateau and National Nature Reserve in the Dark Peak of the Derbyshire Peak District in England.

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Lancashire (abbreviated Lancs.) is a county in north west England.

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Limestone is a sedimentary rock, composed mainly of skeletal fragments of marine organisms such as coral, forams and molluscs.

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The lithology of a rock unit is a description of its physical characteristics visible at outcrop, in hand or core samples or with low magnification microscopy, such as colour, texture, grain size, or composition.

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London-Brabant Massif

The London-Brabant Massif or London-Brabant Platform is in the tectonic structure of Europe a structural high or massif that stretches from the Rhineland in western Germany across northern Belgium (in the province of Brabant) and the North Sea to the sites of East Anglia and the middle Thames in southern England.

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Marine band (geology)

Marine band is a geological term for a bed of rock, commonly black or dark grey shale, containing an abundance of fossils of marine organisms.

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Marros Group

The Marros Group is the name given to a suite of rocks of Namurian age laid down during the Carboniferous Period in South Wales.

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Millstones or mill stones are stones used in gristmills, for grinding wheat or other grains.

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Mudstone, a type of mudrock, is a fine-grained sedimentary rock whose original constituents were clays or muds.

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The Namurian is a stage in the regional stratigraphy of northwest Europe with an age between roughly 326 and 313 Ma (million years ago).

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Oswestry (Croesoswallt) is a large market town and civil parish in Shropshire, England, close to the Welsh border.

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Peak District

The Peak District is an upland area in England at the southern end of the Pennines.

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Pennine Basin

The Pennine Basin is a sedimentary basin which was active during the Carboniferous Period and which reached from the Southern Uplands of Scotland in the north to the former Wales-London-Brabant Massif in the English Midlands to the south.

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The Pennines, also known as the Pennine Chain or Pennine Hills, are a range of mountains and hills in England separating North West England from Yorkshire and North East England.

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In geology and physical geography a plateau (or; plural plateaus or plateaux),is also called a high plain or a tableland, it is an area of a highland, usually consisting of relatively flat terrain that is raised significantly above the surrounding area, often with one or more sides with steep slopes.

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Roaches Grit

Roaches Grit is a coarse sandstone which outcrops widely throughout the western part of the Peak District of northern England and gives rise to several significant landscape features in the area.

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Rock climbing in the Peak District

Rock climbing is a popular activity in the Peak District; particularly on edges such as Stanage or Froggatt.

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Rossendale Valley

The Rossendale Valley also known as the Valley of Rossendale, is situated in the Rossendale area of Lancashire, England, between the West Pennine Moors and the main range of the Pennines.

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Rough Rock

The Rough Rock is a widespread unit of coarse sandstone which is a prominent landscape-forming feature in the Peak District and Pennines of northern England.

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Sandstone is a clastic sedimentary rock composed mainly of sand-sized (0.0625 to 2 mm) mineral particles or rock fragments.

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Series (stratigraphy)

Series are subdivisions of rock layers based on the age of the rock and formally defined by international conventions of the geological timescale.

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The Serpukhovian is in the ICS geologic timescale the uppermost stage or youngest age of the Mississippian, the lower subsystem of the Carboniferous.

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Shropshire (alternatively Salop; abbreviated, in print only, Shrops; demonym Salopian) is a county in the West Midlands of England, bordering Wales to the west, Cheshire to the north, Staffordshire to the east, and Worcestershire and Herefordshire to the south.

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Siltstone is a sedimentary rock which has a grain size in the silt range, finer than sandstone and coarser than claystones.

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Sliabh an Iarainn

Sliabh an Iarainn ("mountain of the iron" historically corrupted "Slieve Anierin"), anciently named Sliabh Comaicne, is a large hill in County Leitrim, Ireland.

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South Pennines

The South Pennines is a region of moorland and hill country in northern England lying towards the southern end of the Pennines.

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South Pole

The South Pole, also known as the Geographic South Pole or Terrestrial South Pole, is one of the two points where the Earth's axis of rotation intersects its surface.

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South Wales

South Wales (De Cymru) is the region of Wales bordered by England and the Bristol Channel to the east and south, and Mid Wales and West Wales to the north and west.

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Staffordshire (abbreviated Staffs) is a landlocked county in the West Midlands of England.

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Stage (stratigraphy)

In chronostratigraphy, a stage is a succession of rock strata laid down in a single age on the geologic timescale, which usually represents millions of years of deposition.

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Stanage Edge

Stanage Edge, or simply Stanage (from "stone edge") is a gritstone escarpment in the Peak District, England, famous as a location for climbing.

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Stratigraphic unit

A stratigraphic unit is a volume of rock of identifiable origin and relative age range that is defined by the distinctive and dominant, easily mapped and recognizable petrographic, lithologic or paleontologic features (facies) that characterize it.

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The Midlands

The Midlands is a cultural and geographic area roughly spanning central England that broadly corresponds to the early medieval Kingdom of Mercia.

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The Roaches

The Roaches (from the French les roches - the rocks) is a prominent rocky ridge above Leek and Tittesworth Reservoir in the Peak District of England.

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Wales (Cymru) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and the island of Great Britain.

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A watermill or water mill is a mill that uses hydropower.

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Weathering is the breaking down of rocks, soil, and minerals as well as wood and artificial materials through contact with the Earth's atmosphere, water, and biological organisms.

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West Pennine Moors

The West Pennine Moors is an area of the Pennines covering approximately of moorland and reservoirs in Lancashire and Greater Manchester, England.

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West Yorkshire

West Yorkshire is a metropolitan county in England.

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Wrexham (Wrecsam) is the largest town in the north of Wales and an administrative, commercial, retail and educational centre.

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Yorkshire Dales

The Yorkshire Dales is an upland area of the Pennines in Northern England in the historic county of Yorkshire, most of it in the Yorkshire Dales National Park created in 1954.

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