EXPLORE THE GEOLOGY OF THE SALISBURY CATHEDRAL CLOSE
by Steve Hannath
A new guide on the building stones of Salisbury Cathedral Close: Price £2.00. Obtainable from Salisbury Museum, the Cathedral shop, Salisbury Information Centre and the author:
Wiltshire's landscape is inextricably bound up with the rocks beneath the surface. It is our aim to raise public awareness of Earth Sciences and draw peoples attention to the way the landscape, and the towns and villages within it, are influenced by the underlying geology.
In 2005 Natural England funded an information board & site clearance in front of the old Forest Marble quarry, now the garden of the Travelodge at Leigh Delamere M4 Services. It was unveiled by Amanda Parr from BBC Points West and tells the story of what it was like in Wiltshire 165 million years ago - beneath a sub-tropical sea...