Buildwas Sand Quarry

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Buildwas Sand Quarry: Buildwas is important in the context of the palaeohydrology of the River Severn. The site is located in the area of the most extensively preserved alluvial terrace deposits of the Severn and includes the lower suite of terraces and the floodplain terrace. The terraces have been related to the glacial chronology, but it is clear that the controls on terrace development have been complex, particularly during the Late Devensian and the Devensian Late-glacial. Thus the Devensian terraces have been associated with the discharge through the Ironbridge gorge of glacial lake waters concurrent with base-level induced alluviation in the lower reaches.

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Address: Natural England, The Stable Block, Attingham Park, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY4 4TW, UK
Phone: +44 1743 282000
Email: enquiries.westmidlands@naturalengland.org.uk

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