Horizontal Section No. 91 (1875). 1. From the Upper Derwent to the Yorkshire Coalfield, to Houghton Common. 2. From Hoyland, across Silkstone, to Newton Colliery near Castleford. Geological Survey of GB. 1st
Horizontal Section No. 91 (1875). 1. From the Upper part of the Derwent to the centre of the Yorkshire Coalfield, across Broomhead and Whitwell Moors, Stockbridge, Wortley, Stanborough, Darley Dale, Ardsley and Houghton to Houghton Common. 2. From Hoyland, across Silkstone, Sharlston and Glasshoughton, terminating at Newton Colliery near Castleford. Geological Survey of GB. 1st edition. Located on Old Series one-inch maps 81ne, 87nw & sw, and 88se. Hand-coloured engraving, 70 x 103.5cm, 1:10,560 scale (6”= 1mile). Flat, linen-taped edges, slightly age-toned. Clean. Library stamp on back. (coloured 1920). 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.