The paper describes a deep cutting in Upper Carboniferous rocks, and examines the sequence and extent of the landslips which subsequently affected it. The causes of the landslips are considered and discussed in relation to the geological and hydrogeological conditions which obtain in the cutting. The hydrogeological investigation, from which the final remedial measures were designed, suggests that where the groundwater conditions may constitute a major part of the geotechnical aspect of the design of future cuttings in similar rocks, a full understanding of their aquifer characteristics is of great importance.

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