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The rocks of Sheffield

Date Tuesday 10th May 2022
Time 14:00 until 16:00
Meet At Women of Steel statue
Outside Sheffield City Hall, Balm Green, Sheffield
S1 2HB
Organised By SAGT - Sheffield Area Geology Trust
Description This is a guided walk around the city centre of Sheffield in which we will be examining the rocks used for the construction and decoration of buildings, street furniture and pavements . There is a surprising variety of rock types including examples of different sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous rocks, ranging in age from about 1500 million to 2 million years. They come from a variety of locations with some sandstones from the local area but others such as marbles, granites and limestones are from other parts of the UK or imported from overseas. How can we recognise the different rock types and work out how they were formed? Do the stones selected for construction meet the aesthetic and structural requirements for their present function? The tour lasts about 2 hours and involves a walk of about 1km of city centre pavements. A self-guided walk guide is available. Notes: Free, Easy walking, pavement. No special clothing required. Mostly traffic free
Contact John Cripps
Phone No. No information available
Email j.c.cripps [at]
Type of Event Guided Walk
Primary Focus General Interest
Wheelchair/Pushchair Accessible No
Suitable for Families No