Abstract

This paper compiles new and existing information relating to features frequently referred to as drift-filled hollows located within London. The key aim of this paper is to update the article written by Berry (1979), producing a resource for both engineering projects and academic research. Fifty-four additional drift-filled hollows have been identified and their physical characteristics are tabulated where available information allows. A case study of the Nine Elms area is presented. The drift-filled hollows have been identified through examination and critical quality assessment of historical borehole records, site investigation records, construction records and published articles. This enlarged dataset illustrates the high level of variability between features and as a result it is proposed that these features did not form due to a single process, but to differing processes.

Scientific editing by Stuart Millis; James Lawrence

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