Geology of Gloucestershire

Geology Of Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire is one of the most geologically and scenically diverse counties in England, with rocks from the Precambrian through to the Jurassic represented. These varying rock-types are responsible for the three major areas of the county, each with its own distinctive scenery and land-use - the Forest of Dean in the west, bordering Wales, the Cotswolds in the east, and in between, the Severn Vale.

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... Gloucestershire's oldest rocks occur at Chase End hill in the extreme north-west of the county, where Precambrian hornblende-gneiss of the Malvern Group ... Carboniferous rocks give rise to the Bristol Coalfield in south-west Gloucestershire ...