a mile from the town of Reading, on the south-west, where the works have been carried on for more than a century, and at this time present the following section, beginning from the lowest upwards.
|No.||Thickness in Feet.|
|1.||Chalk containing the usual extraneous fossils and black flints|
|2.||Siliceous sand mixed with granular particles of green earth, and containing both rolled and angular chalk-flints, oysters, and many small and nearly cylindrical teeth of fish from a line to an inch in length||3|
|3.||Quartzose sand of a yellowish colour with a few small green particles, and containing no pebbles or organic remains||5|
|5.||White sand used for bricks||4|
|6.||Lowest brick clay of a light grey colour mixed with line sand, and a little iron-shot||5|
|7.||Dark red clay, mottled with blue and occasionally a little iron-shot. It is used for tiles||6|
|8.||Bed called the White vein. A line ash coloured sand mixed with a small portion of clay, and in some parts passing into loose white sand. It is used for bricks||5|
|9.||Fine micaceous sand laminated and partially mixed with clay, and occasionally iron-shot. It is used to make tiles||4|
|10.||Light ash coloured clay, mixed with very fine sand of the same colour. It is used for bricks||7|
- The measures in this and all the following sections were taken by the eye and do not pretend to extreme accuracy.