Horizontal Section No. 60 (1860). 1. From Wirksworth, the Derbyshire Coalfield, Portland Collieries, Kirkby Woodhouse and Kirkby Forest. 2. From the Derwent Valley, by Elvaston Park, across the Derbyshire Coalfield. Geological Survey of GB. 1st
Horizontal Section No. 60 (1860). 1. From W to E, by Wirksworth and Crich, the Derbyshire Coalfield, by Wingfield Manor, Alfreton Common, Pinxton and Portland Collieries, and by Kirkby Woodhouse and Kirkby Forest. 2. SSW to NNE, from the Derwent Valley, by Elvaston Park, Derbyshire, crossing the Derbyshire Coalfield by Dale Hills, W. Hallam, Shipley Colliery and Eastwood to Robin Hood’s Hills, Nottinghamshire. Geological Survey of GB. 1st edition. Located on Old Series one-inch maps 71nw, sw, and se, 72ne. Hand-coloured engraving, 69 x 101cm, 1:10,560 scale (6”= 1mile). Flat, linen-taped edges, slightly age-toned, library stamp on back. Clean, (coloured 1913). In very good condition.
About England & Wales Sections
These hand-coloured engraved ‘horizontal’ sections at six inch to one mile scale were published in the mid 19th century by the Geological Survey of England and Wales. The detailed profiles generally follow the geological dip on the one inch Old Series maps numbered in the upper right hand margin and the profile locations are shown on these maps which themselves did not include a section.