Sunday, 2 March 2014

Landslip, Headon Hill, Totland Bay, 1921

BGI Image ID: P201811
Cliff N. side of Headon Hill, Totland Bay. Isle of Wight. Looking SW. Headon Beds, landslip in foreground. The white band in lower part of cliff is the Limnaean limestone (How Ledge Limestone) at top of Lower Headon Beds. The marine sandy clays of the Middle Headon Beds form the upper part of the cliff. White Limnaean limestone in the lower part of the Upper Headon Beds is indistinctly seen in the slope above the cliff. Ref: 'A short account of the geology of the Isle of Wight', p.115.

BGS Image ID: P201813


BGS Image ID: P201814
Mud-flow, Headon Hill. Fissured crust of mud-flow from slipped clays of the Headon Beds. The water in background is that of a pond in the hollow of a landslip. The fissures are due to a renewal of the slipping in the Lower Headon Beds.


On N. side of Headon Hill, Totland Bay. Looking NE. Mud-flow, Headon Hill. Concentric fissures in crust of mud-flow from the clays of the Headon Beds on the floor of a land-slip hollow. The fissures are due to a series of settlements originating to the right of the view.
BGS Image ID: P201815
On N. side of Headon Hill, Totland Bay. Looking NE. Mud-flow, Headon Hill. Concentric fissures in crust of mud-flow from the clays of the Headon Beds on the floor of a land-slip hollow. The fissures are due to a series of settlements originating to the right of the view.

Photographs taken March 1921.

Posted by Bob McIntosh

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