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Podzolic soils of the Fell Sandstone, Northumberland: their characteristics and genesis

Payton, R.W.

Proceedings of the North of England Soils Discussion Group 22: 1-41


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The Fell Sandstone in north east Northumberland forms a belt of distinctive high ground covered by extensive heathlands, associated with a range of podzolic soils, some of which are uncommon elsewhere in England and Wales.Recent detailed soil survey has shown that humus-ironpan stagnopodzols and stagnogley podzols are widespread, associated in a catenary sequence with raw peat in the lowest parts.

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