The greatest change has been the replacement of the old "Bagshot Beds" with the name Poole Formation and an important subdivision of this into members. In the centre of the peninsula is a straight line of five regularly placed stones, originally standing upright, with a sixth N.W. A Poole Park family. Although the precise consequences of this are difficult to calculate and will only be known to the specialists of the oil industry, no large subsidence of the surface should take or have taken place and any slight depression, if there is any at all, may be difficult to detect. This Eocene unit is a product of sedimentation in the hot Poole Delta. Is the fairly long period of warm sunny weather and the early Spring (global warming?) This is a nature reserve, so do not disturb bird life and avoid the remote shore areas where possible. The area has been cleared of missiles and mines etc, but take care. This coastline is of outstanding value for its rocks, fossils and landforms – a geography teachers paradise. Notice also the green algal slime on some pebbles. (Legg (1987) quoted the Royal Commission on Historical Monuments: "Many held rainwater for short periods, displaying a wet bog flora; others are heath-covered. Is it instead some consequence of pollution of harbour water by agricultural fertiliser or is it completely normal. It has undoubtedly been reworked through Pleistocene gravel and iron stained but it is probably ultimately of Palaeozoic origin. Inevitably in such an environment, extremely reducing conditions were locally developed. He further commented that the South Deep Channel could in those days be reached by sailing through the Little Sea which he had been assured was open at high water both to Studland and Brand's Bay. There is some similarity to the Redend Sandstone at Redend Point, Studland. The Haven, Poole Harbour. Production rates and pressures in the reservoirs are regulated. On the far left of Sandbanks you can just see the Sandbanks Ferry at the entrance to Poole Harbour. No gravel occurs on the seaward side much to the north of Redend Point. Shipping accidents are a greater threat but no large oil tankers enter Poole Harbour. The website does not necessarily represent the views of Southampton University. Studland and Harry Rocks; Bibliography and References. Some of the banks have narrow gaps. See the latest edition of the Swanage Sheet, 343 and part of 329 of the British Geological Survey . Note that in the Second World War the South Haven Peninsula was used for military training. In these the brown limonitic patches have turned red in the transition to hematite. They seem to be old because a well-defined footpath passes through one of them as can be seen in the aerial photograph above (courtesy of the Channel Coastal Observatory). He burnt Gigon and Finisterra and carried off the holy crucifix from Santa Maria de Finisterra. at his private address, Romsey, Hampshire, kindly supported by Southampton University,and web-hosted by courtesy of iSolutions of Southampton University. A possible problem for this theory is that much of the bedrock is permeable sandstone. It is only one and a half kilometres east of the main drilling site, M, of the Wytch Farm Oilfield. 5.5 STUDLAND PENINSULA - POOLE HARBOUR SIDE - LOCATIONS: Gravel Point Near South Haven Point on the Poole Harbour side is a very small promontory known as Gravel Point (map reference SY 033864). At present they are still a puzzle and are not fully explained! Instead, as tourists drive down Evening Hill and along Shore Rd mapping the curve of Poole’s famous harbour - the longest in Europe - down to the ritzy Sandbanks peninsula… It shows no evidence of marine origin and is presumably fluviatile like the Redend Sandstone and the Agglestone Grit. |Swanage Bay Studland - South Haven Peninsula (main page). 329) of 1991, and partly on the data shown in the Swanage Sheet (No. . Thus the removal of the oil does not cause major subsidence. Disclaimer: Related Pages: Poole Quay / Poole Old Town / Boat Trips from Poole Quay / Wareham / Sandbanks / Sandbanks Ferry / Brownsea Island / Sandbanks / Studland. Unlike the Redend Sandstone at Redend Point it does not show a large number of iron pipes. © 2014 Ian West, Catherine West, Tonya Loades and Joanna Bentley. With it is some weathered Palaeozoic-type slate. Extraction of oil from the reservoirs is controlled by reservoir engineers. Weymouth). No liability is accepted if this website is used beyond its academic purposes in attempting to determine measures of risk to life or property. The upper reservoir, not shown here, is in the Jurassic Bridport Sands and was discovered in 1974. Ph.D. F.G.S. Incidently, note that the BGS maps show "Head" associated with and mainly to the west of the dune ridges.