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Brief Summary of British Stratigraphy

StratigraphyThese pages contain a brief summary of the main details of British stratigraphy, detailing the  chronostratigraphic, biostratigraphic, and lithostratigraphic details. On each page sources are identified where these details can be elaborated and expanded. This is a resource for students, academics and organisations, who may be new to British Geology. Some knowledge of earth sciences is assumed in the descriptions.

Some of the diagrams used are British Geological Survey © NERC 2008. Copies of the Stratigraphical Chart, North and South versions can be purchased from the BGS Sales desk, contact For re-use permissions please visit the BGS website .