This section allows you to view (or print via a PDF reader by clicking on the image) several information leaflets that describe the geology and landforms of Bedfordshire. Leaflets that refer specifically to Local Sites can be accessed from that section of the website.
You will also find the current copy, and back copies, of our quarterly Newsletter here.
Bedfordshire's geological industries
Livelihoods from Chalk
This 29-page booklet can be purchased for £2 (plus postage and packing) through our Secretary or at our public events. It can also be downloaded, although the file is about 2.5MB.
Building Stone Atlas of Bedfordshire
This Atlas forms part of the Strategic Stone Study, a nationwide survey that has been commissioned by English Heritage. The survey describes all the different types of building stone in England and provides examples of buildings, both grand and vernacular, where they have been used. Whilst the survey is ongoing in other parts of England it is complete in Bedfordshire and the Atlas is reproduced here with the kind permission of English Heritage. The weblink on Page 1 of the Atlas directs you to the database that underpins the narrative.
Rock Identification Report
This report on a hitherto unidentified chalk outlier was commisioned from the group.