kids encyclopedia robot

Bleadon Hill facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Bleadon Hill
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Area of Search Avon
Coordinates 51°18′45″N 2°55′54″W / 51.3124°N 2.9318°W / 51.3124; -2.9318
Interest Geological
Area 33.41 acres (0.1352 km2; 0.05220 sq mi)
Notification 1999 (1999)

Bleadon Hill is a 13.52 hectare geological Site of Special Scientific Interest just north of the village of Bleadon, North Somerset, notified in 1999.

The site is a Geological Conservation Review site, as it shows a low ridge of calcite-cemented Pleistocene sand and gravel on its southern side. Various marine or glacial origins have been postulated for the sediments and it has even been suggested that this is a Mesozoic beach conglomerate. On the basis of the sedimentology, it is most likely that these sediments accumulated during the Quaternary when an ice sheet rested against Bleadon Hill.

There is evidence or agricultural use of the land in the medieval period and possibly from Roman times.

Black History Month on Kiddle
Famous African-American Athletes:
DeHart Hubbard
Wilma Rudolph
Jesse Owens
Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Major Taylor
kids search engine
Bleadon Hill Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.