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Abstract

South and Southeast England consists of the counties south of the Thames catchment, and east of the Dorset-Devon border. Spreads of Pleistocene gravels and sands occur extensively at a wide range of altitudes, where they cap interfluves and plateaux, underlie terraces, occur beneath the modern rivers or underlie now submerged terraces beneath the Solent, Southampton Water and nearshore shelf. Colluvial and aeolian sediments are abundant throughout the region, while marine littoral accumulations occur close to the coast. Dry valley fills and doline infillings occur locally in areas underlain by Chalk bedrock.

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