THE CONFIGURATION OF HOLDERNESS. MR. PAUL DAVIS.
This paper was written to shew the value to Geological students of a study of scenery. To this end a map to a large scale shewing the contours of the East Riding was exhibited and the value of such maps as a key to work in the field explained.
The chief features of Holderness were shewn to be a broad valley, that of the Hull, rarely more than 25 feet above the sea level and usually less; two ridges from 50 to 80 feet or more in height parallel to the coast with a wide depression between them and the lateral valleys, usually narrow, normal to these ridges.
The essayist suggested that the formation of the large valleys running North and South was due to glacial action. The minor valleys running East and West were formed subsequently to the main valleys by sub-aerial denudation, and that the detailed study of these features in the field and as delineated on contoured maps would add considerably to our knowledge of the Post-glacial history of this district.
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