THE YORKSHIRE BOULDER COMMITTEE AND ITS SIXTH YEAR'S WORK,
THOS. TATE, F.G.S., Leeds, Honorary Secretary to the Committee
[edited extracts relevent to eastern
Yorkshire extracted from the
Naturalist, first published in 1893]
[edited extracts relevent to eastern Yorkshire extracted from the Naturalist, first published in 1893]
The Yorkshire Boulder Committee have comparatively few erratic blocks to report this year, nearly all the known examples having been previously recorded. This being the case, they have been at liberty to make important advances in their method of research, and to devise new modes of operation.
During the past year a sub-committee has been engaged upon the preparation of a new and enlarged Glacial Map of Yorkshire, on a scale of one inch to the mile; towards the cost of which map this committee gratefully acknowledges a grant of £3 10s. 0d. from the Erratic Blocks Committee of the British Association.
...The following erratic blocks have been recorded during the past year:
Reported by Mr. J. J. Marshall, Chemist, Market Weighton.
On Mr. Brough's farm, Reformatory Road, Market Weighton, an isolated Jurassic sandstone boulder, to x 13 x 10 inches, angular with rounded edges; no rocks like it near, but gravels and sands of a similar character; recently found when ploughing now removed to near the farmhouse.
Reported by Mr. John Stears, Hull.
On England Hill farm, near Winestead, Holderness : a mountain limestone boulder 4.3 x 2.3 x 1.7 feet, sub-angular, resting on a gravelly bed; under 50 feet above sea-level. Some years ago a larger boulder of the same colour, weighing several tons, was found in the same field and broken up for road-metal.
Reported by Mr. John H. Phillips, Hon. Sec. of the Scarborough Philosophical Society.
Group of Erratic Boulders.
In the garden of King's
Cliff Hospital, Scarborough, 58 boulders of all shapes and sizes from 4 feet
8 inches and 26 inches in circumference up to 11 feet 8 inches by 9 feet 6
inches; striations nearly illegible. They include four basalts, two hard
limestones, and 52 Shap Fell granites from half a hundredweight up to two
tons in weight. Collected by their former owner, Mr. John Wharton, from the
coast and highways in the immediate neighbourhood. The estate has recently
been sold and is to be converted into a winter garden; but it is hoped this
fine group of erratics will be transferred to the Scarborough Museum.
Hull Geological Society 2020
(republished from The Naturalist with permission of the Yorkshire Naturalists Union.)