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and map have been produced by the British Geological Survey (BGS)
with funding from the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund (ALSF) and
the Mendip Hills AONB Service. The authors, designers and cartographers
are based at the British Geological Survey, Keyworth, Nottingham.
The text was produced by Andy Farrant, Mark Woods and Elaine Burt,
with additional text and images from Sharon Pilkington and John
Knight (both from Nicholas Pearson Associates) who provided information
on the wildlife and biodiversity of Mendip, while Ian Thomas (National
Stone Centre) provided data on the aggregates industry including
the detailed quarry history.
Thanks are also due to the late John Cornwell, who provided much
information on the industrial archaeology of the region, and who
sadly passed away during the production of this guide. Paul Stevenson
(Palaeoscene) produced the artwork, and the figures were drawn
by Paul Lappage (BGS). The University of Bristol Spelaeological
Society is thanked for permission to reproduce figures from their
The website was designed and produced by Adrian Minks, Gemma Pumpr
and Ailsa Napier.
Thanks are due to members of the Mendip Society, the Somerset
Geology Group, the local Wildlife Trusts and the Mendip Hills AONB
office including Jim Hanwell, Jim Hardcastle, Hugh Prudden, Richard
Bull, Mike Simms, Martin Whiteley, John Chapman and Lin Carter,
who kindly read some of the text or provided useful comments.
The website was edited by Mark Barron and Joanna Thomas, BGS, Keyworth.
Photographs were taken by Andy Farrant, Sharon Pilkington, Elaine
Burt, Paul Witney, Adrian Minks, Mike Simms, Martin Whiteley (Barrisdale
Ltd), Peter Glanvill, Chris Binding and Tessa Knight. Photographs
taken by BGS staff are all in the BGS collection. High quality
prints can be obtained from BGS photographic services. BGS photographic
materials are © NERC.
Photographs courtesy of the Somerset Geodiversity Audit, (funded
by the GAAAQ Somerset MIST Project) were taken by Steve Parkhouse,
Clive Nicolas, David Allen David Roche and Peter Scott, are © David
Roche GeoConsulting. The full audits are available from http://www.somerset.gov.uk/somerset/ete/countryside/geodiversity/.
This website has been prepared by the British Geological Survey
with funding from the Sustainable Land-Won and Marine Dredged Aggregate
Minerals Programme (SAMP) funded through the Department for Environment,
Food and Rural Affairs as part of the Aggregates Levy Sustainability
Fund (ALSF), administered by the Mineral Industry Research Organisation
for the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG).
This publication and references within it to any methodology,
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endorsement or recommendation by the Department for Environment,
Food and Rural Affairs, The Department for Communities and Local
Government (DCLG) or the Minerals Industry Research Organisation.