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Geology beneath Hull.

There are no outcrops of solid rock in Hull. The nearest solid rock to be found is the Chalk, which makes up the Yorkshire and Lincolnshire Wolds. It is prone to shattering by frost and does not make a very good building stone.

If we were to drill a a deep borehole we would encounter the following rock types:

You will also drive over the same sequence of rocks if you head west through Cottingham through North Cave to the Vale of York.

geology of East Yorkshire


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