Building Materials of Berkshire: An examination of the geology of building materials used in Berkshire.
Edited by Leslie Dunlop.
Available at the Reading Museum shop, at most BGG events, or
by post from BGG (p&p £1). Contact BGG for details.
A pdf version is also available for free download. Download pdf (approx 5.7 MB)
Paperback: 32 pages
Published: Jul 2019
Dimensions: 21 x 14.8 x 0.25 cm
Around the Three Valleys: An Exploration of the Geology, Landscape & History of the Lambourn, Kennet & Pang Valleys in West Berkshire
by Lesley Dunlop and Dick Greenaway, illustrated by Dorcas Ward
Available at the Reading Museum shop, Newbury Museum shop. Englefield Garden Centre and at most BGG events,
or by post from BGG (p&p £3 ). Contact BGG for details.
Paperback: 220 pages
Published: Oct 2011
Dimensions: 20.9 x 14.8 x 1.5 cm
Geological Sites to Visit in Berkshire: A brief guide to fourteen geological sites you can visit in Berkshire
£1 for a printed copy.
Available at the Reading Museum shop, at most BGG events,
or by post from BGG (p&p no charge). Contact BGG for details.
A pdf version is also available for free download. Download pdf (approx 1.4 MB)
Paperback: 20 pages
Published: BGG 2011
PDF amended: 2017
Dimensions: 20.9 x 14.8 x 0.15 cm
Gravels of Berkshire: A brief history of the gravel deposits in Berkshire and the working related to them.
Currently out of print. An updated version is in preparation.
Boxford and Winterbourne Revisited
A report on the visit to Boxford and Winterbourne in 2014 retracing the route of
the 1906 Geologist's Association visit.
Download pdf (approx 1.2 MB)
The Geology of the Newtown Road Cemetery, Newbury.
This illustrated report gives a brief history of the cemetery, and then
describes its underlying geology and types of rock used as gravestones.
Download pdf (approx 3.2 MB)
Reading Town Centre Walk
A leaflet produced to accompany a guided walk around Reading Centre looking at the building materials used from medieval times to the present day.
Download pdf (approx 0.2 MB)
"Chalk Links" Factsheets
A series produced by local geology groups explaining how the
underlying chalk affects other characteristic features of the North Wessex Downs.
Chalk Links to Archaeology Download pdf (approx 1.8 MB)
Chalk and Building Materials Download pdf (approx 1.8 MB)
Chalk and Groundwater Download pdf (approx 1.1 MB)
Chalk and Industry Download pdf (approx 2.1 MB)
Chalk Links to Landscape Download pdf (approx 1.5 MB)
Chalk and its Influence on Art and Literature Download pdf (approx 1.8 MB)
Chalk and its Influence on the Horse Racing Industry Download pdf (approx 1.5 MB)
Chalk and Links with Watercress and Fish Download pdf (approx 1.9 MB)
Chalk Hills & Landscape around East Garston
A description of a walk through the Berkshire Downs around East Garston exploring how the chalk
downland of this part of the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty developed.
Download pdf (approx 1.5 MB)
Gravels of Berkshire.
Gravel extraction is a dominant feature of the main river valleys in Berkshire.
This series of leaflets describes the geological background of these gravels, their current distribution
and their effects on the current landscape in the 6 regions of Berkshire:
Gravels of Berkshire - Bracknell Forest Download pdf (approx 0.7 MB)
Gravels of Berkshire - Reading Download pdf (approx 0.7 MB)
Gravels of Berkshire - Slough Download pdf (approx 0.7 MB)
Gravels of Berkshire - West Berkshire Download pdf (approx 0.7 MB)
Gravels of Berkshire - Windsor & Maidenhead Download pdf (approx 0.6 MB)
Gravels of Berkshire - Wokingham Download pdf (approx 0.6 MB)
A walk around Newbury town centre.
Building stones from around the world
This walk begins at the West Berkshire Museum and finishes at Market Place. Twelve points of
geological interest are described and indicated on a sketch map.
Download pdf (approx 0.5 MB)
Local Geodiversity Action Plan for Berkshire
This LGAP covers the six unitary authorities that make up the county of Berkshire : Bracknell
Forest, Reading, Slough, West Berkshire, Windsor and
Maidenhead, and Wokingham.
The principal aim of this plan is to guide the conservation and interpretation of the geological features of this county for the study and enjoyment of all.
Download LGAP pdf (approx 2.9 MB)
The 2017 LGAP report is available for download here.
LGAP Report 2017 (approx 425 kB)