Illustration
Image courtesy of Leicester Museums
and Galleies.


Bibliography of Ediacaran publications relating to Charnwood Forest

 

The following list has been compiled to provide a central location for scientific information pertaining to the Ediacaran geology and palaeontology of Charnwood Forest.  It brings together bibliographic information for all Charnwood publications, and where available, provides links to publisher websites or PDFs. Some of these links require subscription to the journal in order to view the complete article.

Papers have been included only if they directly discuss data or material from Charnwood Forest, Leicestershire, or related sections from Nuneaton, Warwickshire. References are separated into four sections depending on their primary research focus: palaeontology; history of discovery and fossil protection; geology, palaeoenvironment and geochronology; and field excursion guides and reports. Publications are arranged within each section with the most recent papers towards the top of the list, and then alphabetically by first author within each year.

Our intention is for this list to be a comprehensive scientific resource. If you notice that there is a publication missing, please notify Alex Liu, who will endeavour to rectify the list. Similarly, please get in touch if you publish an article relating to Charnwood, and we will ensure it is added below.

For a comprehensive bibliography of all research articles published on the geology of Charnwood Forest (including those not related to the Ediacaran period), please refer to the following excellent compilations:

AMBROSE, K. and WILLIAMS, F. 2004. Bibliography of the geology of Leicestershire and Rutland Part 2: 1971-2003. Mercian Geologist, 16(1), 5-26.

FORD, T. D., KING, R. J. and SNOWBALL, G. J. 1973. Bibliography of the geology of Leicestershire, up to 1970. Mercian Geologist, 4(4), 247-348.

 

Palaeontology

BOWERS, A. 2014. Further Precambrian (Ediacaran) fossil discoveries in Charnwood Forest, Leicestershire. Mercian Geologist, 18(3), 175-179.

BOWERS, A. 2013. Precambrian fossil discoveries and new fossil localities in Charnwood Forest, Leicestershire. Mercian Geologist, 18(2), 91-99.

BOYNTON, H. 2013. Investigation of a ‘worm trail’ from the Ediacaran, Charnwood Forest, Leicester. Charnia, May issue.

JOHNSON, A. 2013. Ediacaran fossil from Charnwood. Mercian Geologist, 18(2), 148.

LIU, A. G., McILROY, D., MATTHEWS, J. J. and BRASIER, M. D. 2013. Exploring and Ediacaran ‘nursery’: growth, ecology and evolution in a rangeomorph palaeocommunity. Geology Today, 29(1), 23-26.

BRASIER, M. D., ANTCLIFFE, J. B. and LIU, A. G. 2012. The Architecture of Ediacaran Fronds. Palaeontology, 55, 1105-1124.

ANTCLIFFE, J. B. and BRASIER, M. D. 2011. Fossils with little relief: Using lasers to conserve, image, and analyze the Ediacara biota. In M. Laflamme, et al. (eds). Quantifying the Evolution of Early Life. Springer Science+Business Media B.V., 223-240 pp.

LIU, A. G., MCILROY, D., ANTCLIFFE, J. B. and BRASIER, M. D. 2011. Effaced preservation in the Ediacaran biota of Avalonia and its implications for the early macrofossil record. Palaeontology, 54, 607-630.

WILBY, P. R., CARNEY, J. N. and HOWE, M. P. A. 2011. A rich Ediacaran assemblage from eastern Avalonia: Evidence of early widespread diversity in the deep ocean. Geology, 39, 655-658.

BOYNTON, H. 2010. Charnian Fossils in the Outwoods. Mercian Geologist, 17(3), 210.

CARNEY, J. N. 2010. Fossils in the Precambrian. Rockwatch, Issue 50, 12-13. London: Geologists Association

BRASIER, M. D. 2009.  Darwin’s Lost World: the hidden history of animal life. Oxford University Press, 304pp.

BRASIER, M. D. and ANTCLIFFE, J. B. 2009. Evolutionary relationships within the Avalonian Ediacara biota: new insights from laser analysis. Journal of the Geological Society, London, 166, 363-384.

MCILROY, D., BRASIER, M. D. and LANG, A. S. 2009. Smothering of microbial mats by macrobiota: implications for the Ediacara biota. Journal of the Geological Society, 166, 1117-1121.

ANTCLIFFE, J. B. and BRASIER, M. D. 2008. Charnia at 50: Developmental models for Ediacaran fronds. Palaeontology, 51, 11-26.

BOYNTON, H. 2008. Update on Charnian fossils. Mercian Geologist, 17, 51-53.

LAFLAMME, M. and NARBONNE, G. M. 2008. Ediacaran fronds. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 258, 162-179.

SHEN, B., DONG, L., XIAO, S. and KOWALEWSKI, M. 2008. The Avalon Explosion: Evolution of Ediacara Morphospace. Science 319, 81-84. Many authors. 2007. Leicester’s fossil celebrity. Charnia and the evolution of early life. Transactions of the Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society, 101, 46-58.

ANTCLIFFE, J. B. and BRASIER, M. D. 2007. Charnia and sea pens are poles apart. Journal of the Geological Society, London 164, 49-51.

ANTCLIFFE, J. B. and BRASIER, M. D.  2007. Towards a morphospace for the Ediacara biota. Special Publication of the Geological Society, London, 286, 377-386.

FEDONKIN, M.A., GEHLING, J. G., GREY, K., NARBONNE, G. M. and VICKERS-RICH, P. 2007. The Rise of Animals, Baltimore, 326 pp.

VICKERS-RICH, P. and KOMAROWER, P. (Eds) 2007. The Rise and Fall of the Ediacaran Biota. Geological Society, London, Special Publication, 286, 470 pp.

BOYNTON, H. 2006. Re-evaluation of the holotype Cyclomedusa cliffi from the Precambrian in Cliffe Hill Quarry. Mercian Geologist, 16(3), 197-199.

BRASIER, M. D. and ANTCLIFFE, J. B. 2004. Decoding the Ediacaran enigma. Science 305, 1115-1117.

WAGGONER, B. 2003. The Ediacaran Biotas in Space and Time. Integrative and Comparative Biology 43, 104-113.

BOYNTON, H. 2001. A very large Bradgatia fossil. Mercian Geologist, 15(2), 130-131.

BRASIER, M. D. 2000. The Charnia fauna and global chaos in the late Precambrian [abstract]. Transactions of the Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society, 94, 27.

BOYNTON, H. E. 1999. New fossils in the Precambrian of Charnwood Forest, Leicestershire, England. Mercian Geologist 14(4), 197-200.

FORD, T. D. 1999. The Precambrian fossils of Charnwood Forest. Geology Today, 15, 230-234.

WAGGONER, B. M. 1999. Biogeographic analyses of the Ediacara biota: A conflict with paleotectonic reconstructions. Paleobiology, 25, 440-458.

MCILROY, D., BRASIER, M. D. and MOSELEY, J. B. 1998. The Proterozoic-Cambrian transition within the 'Charnian Supergroup' of central England and the antiquity of the Ediacara fauna. Journal of the Geological Society, London 155, 401-411.

BOYNTON, H. E. and FORD, T. D. 1996. Ediacaran fossils from the Precambrian (Charnian Supergroup) of Charnwood Forest, Leicestershire, England - revision of nomenclature. Mercian Geologist 14(1), 3.

BLAND, B. H. and GOLDRING, R. 1995. Teichichnus Seilacher 1955 and other trace fossils (Cambrian?) from the Charnian of central England. Neues Jahrbuch fur Geologie und Palaeontologie 195, 5-23.

BOYNTON, H. E. and FORD, T. D. 1995. Ediacaran fossils from the Precambrian (Charnian Supergroup) of Charnwood Forest, Leicestershire, England. Mercian Geologist 13(4), 165-182.

FORD, T. D. 1995. The Precambrian fossils of Charnwood Forest and their evolutionary significance. Journal of the Open University Geological Society, 15, 1-5.

BLAND, B. H. 1994. Trace fossils in the Swithland Formation. Transactions of the Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society 8, 27.

BOYNTON, H. E. 1994. The Precambrian Frondose organisms of Charnwood Forest. Transactions of the Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society, 88, 26.

BRASIER, M.D. and MCILROY, D. 1994. Latest Precambrian- Early Cambrian events and mass extinctions: the intra- Charnian hiatus. Transactions of the Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society, 88, 28.

FORD T.D. et al., 1994. Charnia revisited. Transactions of the Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society, 8. (Multiple articles by authors including Peat, Ford, Cope, Brasier, McIlroy, and Conway Morris)

PEAT, C. J. 1994. The unsuccessful search for microfossils in Charnian rocks. Transactions of the Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society, 88, 27.

BRASIER, M. D. 1986. The succession of small shelly fossils (especially conoidal microfossils) from English Precambrian-Cambrian boundary beds. Geological Magazine, 123, 237-256.

BRASIER, M. D.  1984. Microfossils and small shelly fossils from Lower Cambrian Hyolithes Limestone at Nuneaton, English Midlands. Geological Magazine, 121, 229-253.

PEAT, C. J. 1984. Comments on some of Britain’s oldest microfossils. Journal of Micropalaeontology, 3(2), 65-71.

FORD, T. D. 1980. The Ediacaran fossils of Charnwood Forest, Leicestershire. Proceedings of the Geological Association 91(1-2), 81-83.

FORD, T. D. 1980. Life in the Precambrian. Nature, 285, 193-1944.

TYMOFEYEV, B. Y., CHOUBERT, G. and FAURE-MURET, A. 1980. Acritarchs of the Precambrian in mobile zones. Earth Science Reviews, 16, 249-255.

BOYNTON, H. E. and FORD, T. D. 1979. Pseudovendia charnwoodensis - A new Precambrian Arthropod from Charnwood Forest, Leicestershire. Mercian Geologist 7(2), 175-177.

BOYNTON, H. E. 1978. Fossils from the Pre-Cambrian of Charnwood Forest, Leicestershire. Mercian Geologist 6(4), 291-296.

ANDERSON, M. M. 1972. A possible time span for the Late Precambrian of the Avalon Peninsula, Southeastern Newfoundland in the light of worldwide correlation of fossils, tillites, and rock units within the succession. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 9, 1710-1726.

CLOUD, P. E. 1968. Pre-metazoan evolution and the origins of the Metazoa. In: E. T. Drake (Ed.) Evolution and environment, pp. 1-72, Yale.

CLOUD, P. E. and NELSON, C. A., and also FORD, T. D. 1967. Pteridinium and the Pre-Cambrian/Cambrian boundary. Science , 157, 957-958.

GLAESSNER, M. F. 1966. Precambrian palaeontology. Earth Science Reviews, 1, 29-50.

FORD, T. D. 1963. The Pre-cambrian fossils of Charnwood Forest. Transactions of the Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society 57, 57-62.

FORD, T. D. 1962. The oldest fossils. New Scientist, 15, 191-194.

HÄNTZSCHEL, W. 1962. Trace fossils and problematica, In: Part W, Miscellanea of Treatise on Invertebrate Palaeontology. R.C. Moore (Ed.), Kansas, 259 pp.

GLAESSNER, M. F. 1961. Precambrian animals. Scientific American, 204, 72-78.

GLAESSNER, M. F. 1959. Precambrian Coelenterata from Australia, Africa and England. Nature 183, 1472-1473.

FORD, T. D. 1958. Pre-Cambrian fossils from Charnwood Forest. Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society, 31, 211-217.

FRIEDMANN, G. M. 1950. Supposed fossils from the Charnian. Geological Magazine, 87, 441.

ANSTED, D. T. 1866. The physical geography and geology of the county of Leicestershire. Westminster: Nichols and Sons. 70 p.

 


History of Discovery and Fossil Protection

MASON, R. 2013. Charnia Threat. Geoscientist Online, October 2013

BOYNTON, H. 2012. The search for more Charnian fossils. Charnia, January issue.

HOWE, M. P. A., EVANS, M., CARNEY, J. N. and WILBY, P. 2012. New perspectives on the globally important Ediacaran fossil discoveries in Charnwood Forest, UK: Harley's 1848 prequel to Ford (1958). Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society, 59, 137-144.

EDWARDS, D. and WILLIAMS, D. 2011. Rescue Palaeontology. Geology Today, 27, 65-69.

FORD, T. D. 2011. Discovery of the Precambrian fossils in Charnwood Forest. Mercian Geologist, 17, 226-227.

BOYNTON, H. and FORD, T. D. 2010. William W. Watts, pioneer Midlands geologist. Mercian Geologist, 17(3), 195-202.

WILBY, P., CARNEY, J., WILKINSON, I. and HOWE, M. 2010. Life just got complicated. Earthwise, 26, 22-23.

ANON. 2009. Charnwood Forest: a living landscape. Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust report. 81 pp.

BOYNTON, H. 2008. David Attenborough visits Charnwood to film Precambrian rocks and fossils. Charnia, September issue.

BOYNTON, H. E. 2007. The Charnia Research Group. Mercian Geologist, 16, 292.

FORD, T. D. 2007. Charnia masoni - 50th birthday party. Mercian Geologist, 16(4), 280-284.

FORD, T. D. 1979. The history of the study of the Precambrian rocks of Charnwood Forest, England. In: Kupsch, W.O. & Sarjeant W.A.S. (editors). History of concepts in Precambrian geology. Geol Assoc Can Spec Pap 19, 65-80.

SWEETING, G. S. 1948. Professor William Whitehead Watts, 1860-1871. Proceedings of the Geologists Association, 59, 1-7. (includes Watts’ bibliography)

STRACEY, B. 1931. Dr. Bennett’s geological work in Charnwood Forest. Transactions of the Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society, 32, 29-32.

BRODIE, P. B. 1884. An account of the discovery, by Prof. Lapworth, of Cambrian and pre-Cambrian rocks in North Warwickshire, formerly supposed to be of Carboniferous age. Proc. Warwicks. Nat. Archaeol. Fld. Club, pp. 13016.

 

 

Geology, Palaeoenvironment and Geochronology

NOBLE, S.R., CONDON, D.J., CARNEY, J.N., WILBY, P.R., PHARAOH, T.C. and FORD, T.D. 2014. U-Pb geochronology and global context of the Charnian Supergroup, UK: Constraints on the age of key Ediacaran fossil assemblages. GSA Bulletin, early online. doi: 10.1130/B31013.1

LANDING, E., GEYER, G., BRASIER, M. D. and BOWRING, S. 2013. Cambrian Evolutionary Radiation: context, correlation, and chronostratigraphy—overcoming deficiencies of the first appearance datum (FAD) concept. Earth Science Reviews, 123, 133-172. (This shows the most recent suggested correlation for the Brand Group)

GAMBLE, D. and FORD, T. D. 2013. Early Charnwood map. Mercian Geologist, 18(2),146-147.

CARNEY, J. N. 2012. Thixotropic wedges or fluidised water-escape columns in the Charnian Supergroup at Bradgate Park. Mercian Geologist, 18(1), 34-40.

SCOTNEY, P. M., CARNEY, J. N. and HARWOOD, M. 2012. New information on Neoproterozoic-Cambrian geology and the Triassic unconformity around Groby, southern Charnwood Forest, UK. Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society, 59(1), 37-51.

CARNEY, J. N. 2010. Magma mixing in the South Leicestershire Diorite: evidence from an Ordovician pluton at Croft Quarry. Mercian Geologist, 17(3), 166-172.

STRANGE, P.J., CARNEY, J.N. and AMBROSE, K. 2010 Geology of the Coalville district : a brief explanation of the geological map Sheet 155 Coalville. Nottingham, UK, British Geological Survey, 38pp.

CARNEY, J. N., ALEXANDRE, P., PRINGLE, M. S., PHARAOH, T. C., MERRIMAN, R. J. and KEMP, S. J. 2008. 40Ar-39Ar isotope constraints on the age of deformation in Charnwood Forest, U.K. Geological Magazine, 145, 702-713.

CARNEY, J. N. and NOBLE, S. R. 2007. Geological setting, environment and age of the Charnwood biota. Transactions of the Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society, 101, 49-51.

MCGRATH, A. 2006. The rock quarries of Charnwood Forest. Mercian Geologist, 16(4), 241-262.

CARNEY, J. N. 2005. Old Cliffe Hill and Whitwick Quarries, Charnwood Forest (Excursion report). Mercian Geologist, 16(2), 138-141.

LANDING, E. 2004. Precambrian-Cambrian boundary interval deposition and the marginal platform of the Avalon microcontinent. Journal of Geodynamics 37, 411-435.

CARNEY, J. N., AMBROSE, K., and BRANDON, A. 2002. Geology of the Loughborough district: a brief explanation of the geological map sheet 141 Loughborough.Sheet explanation of the British Geological Survey 1:50 000 Sheet 141 Loughborough (England and Wales), 34 pp.

COMPSTON, W., WRIGHT, A. E. and TOGHILL, P. 2002. Dating the Late Precambrian volcanicity of England and Wales. Journal of the Geological Society, London 159, 323-339.

CARNEY, J. N., AMBROSE, K., and BRANDON, A. 2001. Geology of the area between Loughborough, Burton and Derby. Sheet description of the British Geological Survey, 1:50 000 Series Sheet 141 (England and Wales), 92p.

CARNEY, J. N., HORAK, J. M., PHARAOH, T. C., GIBBONS, W., WILSON, D., BARCLAY, W. J. & BEVINS, R. E. 2000. Precambrian Rocks of England and Wales, 1st ed. Peterborough: Joint Nature Conservation Committee. (This includes several articles on individual localities)

CARNEY, J.N. 2000. The geology of Bardon Hill and Whitwick quarries in Charnwood Forest, north-west Leicestershire. British Geological Survey Technical Report, WA/00/62, 16 pp.

CARNEY, J. N. 2000. Morley Quarry, Charnwood Forest. Mercian Geologist, 15(1), 52-53.

CARNEY, J. N. 2000. Igneous processes within late Precambrian volcanic centres near Whitwick, northwestern Charnwood Forest. Mercian Geologist, 15(1), 7-28.

BOYNTON, H. E. & MOSELEY, J. 1999. The geology of The Brand, Charnwood Forest. Transactions of the Leicestershire Literary and Philosophical Society, 93, 32-38.

CARNEY, J. N. 1999. Revisiting the Charnian Supergroup: new advances in understanding old rocks. Geology Today, 15(6). 221-229.

SUTHERLAND, D. S. 1999. The south Leicestershire diorites. Transactions of the Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society, 93, 45-46.

SUTHERLAND, D. S. 1999. Volcanic eruption and igneous intrusion-Leicestershire’s fiery past-and Warwickshire’s part in it. Transactions of the Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society, 93, 42-43.

BRIDGE, M. D., CARNEY, J. N., LAWLEY, R. S. and RUSHTON, A. W. A. 1998. Geology of the country around Coventry and Nuneaton. Memoir for 1:50 000 Geological Sheet 169 (England and Wales), British Geological Survey, 185 p.

GIBBONS, W. and HORAK, J. M. 1996. The evolution of the Neoproterozoic Avalonian subduction system: Evidence from the British Isles. In: Nance, R. D. and Thompson, M. D. (Eds.), Geological Society of America Special Paper 304, 269-280.

LE BAS, M. J. 1996. Mount Bardon volcanism. Transactions of the Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society, 90, 26-34.

ENTWHISTLE, D. C. 1995. The density and porosity of Charnian (Precambrian) rocks from the Blackbrook area, SW of Shepshed, near Loughborough, Leicestershire. British Geological Survey Engineering Geology and Geophysics Group Laboratory Report, 96/1.

KEMP, S. J. and MERRIMAN, R. J. 1995. White mica (illite) crystallinity of Charnian rocks form the Loughborough district 1:50 000 geological sheet 141. British Geological Survey Technical Report WG/95/7.

CARNEY, J. N. 1994. Geology of the Thringstone, Shepshed and Loughborough districts: 1:10 000 sheets SK41NW, SK41NE and SK51NW. British Geological Survey Technical Report, WA/94/08.

LE BAS, M. J. 1993. The hidden mountains of Leicestershire. Transactions of the Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society, 87, 33-35.

NOBLE, S. R., TUCKER, R. D. and PHARAOH, T. C. 1993. Lower Paleozoic and Precambrian igneous rocks from Eastern England, and their bearing on late Ordovician closure of the Tornquist Sea – constraints from U-Pb and Nd isotopes. Geological Magazine, 130, 835-846.

BRASIER, M. D., ANDERSON, M. M. and CORFIELD, R. M.  1992.  Oxygen- and carbon-isotope stratigraphy of early Cambrian carbonates in southeastern Newfoundland and England.  Geological Magazine, 129, 265-279. (This compares Nuneaton and Newfoundland)

BRASIER, M. D., INGHAM, J. K. and RUSHTON, A. W. A.  1992.  Cambrian.  In Cope, J.C.W. & Ingham, K. (eds).  Palaeogeographical Atlas of the British Isles. Memoir of the Geological Society, London, pp. 13-18. (This puts the Cambrian into a wider context)

TUCKER, R. D. and PHARAOH, T. C. 1991. U-Pb zircon ages for Late Precambrian igneous rocks in southern Britain. Journal of the Geological Society, London, 148, 435-443.

COWIE, J. W. and BRASIER, M. D. (eds.) 1989. 'The Precambrian-Cambrian Boundary', Oxford Monographs in Geology and Geophysics, No. 12.

MOSELEY, J. B. and FORD, T. D. 1989. The sedimentology of the Charnian Supergroup. Mercian Geologist, 11, 251-274.

PIPER, J. D. A. and STRANGE, T. M. 1989. A Palaeomagnetic study of the Charnian, Caldecote and Uriconian Volcanics and Plutons, Central England. Geological Journal, 24, 331-357.

WORSSAM, B. C. and OLD, R. A. 1988. Geology of the country around Coalville. Memoir of the British Geological Survey, Sheet 155 (England and Wales), 161 p.

BOULTER, C. A. and YATES, M. G. 1987. Confirmation of the pre-cleavage emplacement of both the northern and southern diorites into the Charnian Supergroup. Mercian Geologist, 10, 281-286.

PHARAOH, T. C. and EVANS, C. J. 1987. Morley Quarry No. 1 borehole: geological well completion report. Investigation of the geothermal potential of the U.K. British Geological Survey Report WJ/GE/87/5, 43 p.

PHARAOH, T. C., WEBB, P. C., THORPE, R. S., and BECKINSALE, R. D. 1987. Geochemical evidence for the tectonic setting of late Proterozoic volcanic suites in central England. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 33(1), 541-552.

NOTHOLT, A. J. G. and BRASIER, M. D. 1986. Proterozoic and Cambrian phosphorites – regional review: Europe. In Cook, P. J. and Shergold, J. H. (eds) 'Phosphate Deposits of the World, Volume 1. Proterozoic and Cambrian Phosphorites'. Cambridge University Press, 91-100 (This reviews the phosphates at Nuneaton)

BRASIER, M. D.  1985. Evolutionary and geological events across the Precambrian-Cambrian boundary. Geology Today, 1, 141-146. (First illustration of Bradgatia in the field).

MOSELEY, J. B. and FORD, T. D. 1985. A stratigraphic revision of the Late Precambrian rocks of the Charnwood Forest, Leicestershire. Mercian Geologist, 10, 1-18.

BOYNTON, H. E. 1984. Notes on the geology of the Blackbrook area, Charnwood Forest. Transactions of the Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society, 78, 44-45.

LE BAS, M. J. 1984. Geological evidence from Leicestershire on the crust of southern Britain. Transactions of the Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society, 76, 54-67.

THORPE, R. S., BECKINSALE, R. D., PATCHETT, P. J., PIPER, J. D. A., DAVIES, G. R. and EVANS, J. A. 1984. Crustal growth and late Precambrian-early Palaeozoic plate tectonic evolution of England and Wales. Journal of the Geological Society, 141, 521-536.

ALLSOP, J. M. and ARTHER, M. J. 1983. A possible concealed extension of the South Leicestershire diorite complex. Report of the Institute of Geological Sciences, 83/10, 25-30.

MAGUIRE, P. K. H., HILL, I. A. and KHAN, M. A. 1983. CHARM I: a deep seismic reflection profile across Charnwood Forest and the Caledonian Mountsorrel granodiorite intrusions of central England. First Break, 1, 38.

LE BAS, M. J. 1982. Geological evidence from Leicestershire on the crust of Southern Britain. Transactions of the Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society, 76, 54-67.

THORPE, R. S. 1982. Precambrian igneous rocks. 19-35 in Sutherland, D.S.E. (editor). Igneous rocks of the British Isles. (John Wiley)

LE BAS, M. J. 1981. The igneous basement of southern Britain. Transactions of the Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society 75, 41-57.

WHITCOMBE, D. N. and MAGUIRE, P. K. H. 1981. A seismic refraction investigation of the Charnian basement and granitic intrusions flanking Charnwood Forest. Journal of the Geological Society, 138, 653-659.

BRASIER, M. D. 1980. The Lower Cambrian transgression and glauconite-phosphatic facies in western Europe. Journal of the Geological Society, London, 137, 695-703 (This reviews the phosphates at Nuneaton)

DUFF, B. A. 1980. Palaeomagnetism of late Precambrian or Cambrian diorites from Leicestershire, UK. Geological Magazine, 117, 479-483.

WHITCOMBE, D. N. and MAGUIRE, P. K. H. 1980. An analysis of the velocity structure of the Precambrian rocks of Charnwood Forest. Geophysical Journal International, 63, 405-416.

BRASIER, M. D.  and HEWITT, R. A. 1979. Environmental setting of fossiliferous rocks from the uppermost Proterozoic-Lower Cambrian of central England. Palaeogeography,  Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology27, 35-57

PIPER, J. D. A. 1979. Paleomagnetic study of late Precambrian rocks of the Midland Craton of England and Wales. Physics of Earth & Planetary Interiors, 19, 59-72.

THORPE, R. S. 1979. Late Precambrian igneous activity in Southern Britain. 579-584 in Harris, A.L., Holland, C.H. Leake, B.E. (editors). The Caledonides of the British Isles - reviewed. Geological Society Special Publication 8.

BRASIER, M. D. , HEWITT, R. A. and BRASIER, C. J. 1978. On the late Precambrian-early Cambrian Hartshill Formation of Warwickshire. Geological Magazine, 115, 21-36.

CRIBB, S. J. 1975. Rubidium–strontium ages and strontium isotope ratios from the igneous rocks of Leicestershire. Journal of the Geological Society 131(2), 203-212.

DUNNING, F. W. 1975. Precambrian Craton of Central England and the Welsh borders. 83-96. In Harris, A.L., Shackleton, R.M., Watson, J., Downie, C., Harland, W.B. & Moorbath, S. A correlation of the Precambrian rocks of the British Isles, Special Report Geological Society, 6.

HARRIS, A. L., SHACKLETON, R. M., WATSON, J., DOWNIE, C., HARLAND, W. B. and MOORBATH, S. 1975. A correlation of the Precambrian rocks of the British Isles. Special Report Geological Society, 6.

FORD, T. D. 1974. The place of Charnwood Forest in the history of geological science. Transactions of the Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society, 68, 23-31.

THORPE, R. S. 1974. Aspects of magmatism and plate tectonics in the Precambrian of England and Wales. Geological Journal, 9, 115-136.

THORPE, R. S. 1972. The geochemistry and correlation of the Warren House, the Uriconian and the Charnian volcanic rocks from the English Precambrian. Proceedings of the Geologists’Association, 83, 269-286.

BAKER, J. W. 1971. The Proterozoic history of southern Britain. Proceedings Geologists’Association, 82, 249-266.

WRIGHT, A. E. 1969. Pre-Cambrian rocks of England, Wales and S.E. Ireland. In: Marshall Kay (Ed.) North Atlantic geology and continental drift. Memoirs of the American Association of Petroleum Geology, 12, 93-109.

BENNISON, G. M. and WRIGHT, A. E. 1969. The geological history of the British Isles. London, 406 pp. (Charnwood p. 68).

SYLVESTER-BRADLEY, P. C. and FORD, T. D. 1968. The geology of the East Midlands. University of Leicester Press, Leicester, 400 pp.

FORD, T. D. 1967. Deep weathering, glaciation and Tor-formation in Charnwood Forest, Leicestershire. Mercian Geologist, 2, 3-14.

KENT, P. E. 1967. A contour map of the sub-Carboniferous surface in the N.E. Midlands. Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society, 36, 127-134.

SYLVESTER-BRADLEY, P. C. 1964. The origin of oil and life. Discovery, 25, 37-42.

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KENT, P. E. 1949. A structure contour map of the surface of the buried pre-Permian beds of England and Wales. Proceedings of the Geologists Association, 60, 87-104.

TURNER, J. H. 1949. The deeper structure of Central and Northern England. Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society, 27, 280-297.

WATTS, W. W. 1947. Geology of the ancient rocks of Charnwood Forest, Leicestershire. Leicester literary and philosophical society, 160 pp.

HERBERT, A. 1945. Swithland Slate headstones. Transactions of the Leicester Archeological Society, 22, 211-240.

TAYLOR, J. H. 1934. The Mountsorrel granodiorite and associated igneous rocks. Geological Magazine, 71, 1-16.

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BENNETT, F. W. 1928. The geology of the Charnwood Forest. Proceedings of the Geologists Association, 39, 241-298.

JONES, F. 1927. A structural study of the Charnian rocks and of the igneous intrusions associated with them. Transactions of the Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society, 28, 24-41.

BENNETT, F. W. 1927. Notes relating to the map of the Charnwood Forest. Transactions of the Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society, 28, 43-44.

JONES, F. 1926. The petrology and structure of the Charnian rocks of Bardon Hill. Geological Magazine, 63, 241-255.

JONES, F. 1926. A preliminary enquiry into the directions of joints, faults and dykes in the igneous rocks of Groby. Transactions of the Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society, 27, 23-31.

BENNETT, F. W. 1925. The age of the Charnwood rocks. Transactions of the Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society, 26, 25-35.

DARE, M. P. 1925. Charnwood Forest and its environs. Leicester, 120 pp.

BENNETT, F. W. 1923. Charnwood Forest rocks. Transactions of the Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society, 24, 21-28.

BONNEY, T. G. 1915. The N.W. region of Charnwood Forest. Geological Magazine, 2, 545-554. WATTS, W. W. 1910. The geology of Charnwood Forest. In.

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STRACEY, B. and BENNETT, F. W. 1907. The felsitic agglomerate of the Charnwood Forest rocks, pt. 2. Transactions of the Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society, 11, 45-51.

KEAY, W. and GIMSON, M. 1907. The relation of the Keuper Marls to the Precambrian rocks at Bardon Hill. Geological Magazine, 4, Decade V, 461-462 and Transactions of the Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society, 11, 52-54.

PICK, S. P. 1906. Geology and Swithland Slates. Transactions of the Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society, 10, 1-14.

WATTS, W. W. 1905. Buried landscape of Charnwood Forest. Transactions of the Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society, 9, 20-25.

BENNETT, F. W. 1903. The Charnwood Forest rocks. Transactions of the Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society, 7, 128-137.

FOX-STRANGWAYS, C. 1903. The geology of the country near Leicester (Sheet 156) with notes on Charnwood Forest by WATTS, W. W. Memoir of the Geological Survey, U.K. London, vi. 122 pp.

WATTS, W. W. 1903. Charnwood Forest: A buried Triassic landscape. The Geographical Journal 21(6), 623-633.

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HULL, E. 1894. On the Discovery of a concealed ridge of pre-Carboniferous rocks under the Trias of Netherseal, Leicestershire. Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science 1893, 745-746.

BONNEY, T. G. 1891. Note on a contact-structure in the syenite of Bradgate Park. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society, 47, 101-108.

HILL, E. and BONNEY, T. G. 1891. On the Northwest Region of Charnwood Forest, with other Notes. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society, 47, 78-100.

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Field Excursion Guides and Reports

BRASIER, M. D., LIU, A. G., KENCHINGTON, C. G., MATTHEWS, J. J., WILBY, P. R., CONDON, D. J., NOBLE, S. R. and ANTCLIFFE, J. B. (eds) 2012. Ediacaran geology and palaeobiology of England: Charnwood Forest, Leicestershire and Long Mynd, Shropshire. Geological Society of London, London, 46 pp. (Please contact Alex Liu to request a PDF copy of this article)

CARNEY, J. N. 2010. Guide to the geology of Mount St. Bernard, Charnwood Lodge, Warren Hills and Bardon Hill, Charnwood Forest. In). British Geological Survey Open Report, OR/10/044. British Geological Survey, Keyworth, 27 pp.

CARNEY, J. N. 2010. Guide to the geology of Bradgate Park and Swithland Wood, Charnwood Forest. In). British Geological Survey Occasional Report. British Geological Survey, Keyworth, 27 pp.

CARNEY, J. 2008. Field excursion to Bradgate Park and Swithland Wood, Charnwood Forest (for the Open University). BGS report.

AMBROSE, K., CARNEY, J. N., LOTT, G. K., WEIGHTMAN, G., and McGRATH, A. 2007. Exploring the landscape of Charnwood Forest and Mountsorrel. A walker’s guide (with accompanying 1:25 000 map). Keyworth, Nottingham: British Geological Survey, 52pp.

CARNEY, J. & BOYNTON, H. E. 2006. Geological guide to selected areas in Charnwood Forest. Field guide for the Essex Geological Society, B.G.S. Report.

CARNEY, J. N. and SWIFT, A. 2004. Palaeontological Association Meeting Trip Report. Mercian Geologist, 16(1), 57-58.

BOYNTON, H. E. & CARNEY, J. N. 2003. Field Excursion to the Precambrian Fossil Localities at Ives Head and Bradgate Park, Charnwood Forest, December 2003. Palaeontological Association Meeting.  British Geological Survey occasional publication 3, 20 pp.

CARNEY, J. N. 2003. Excursion 3: Precambrian geology and scenery of northwest Charnwood. Geologists’Association Guide 63, 18-23.

FORD, T. D. 2003. Excursion 1: The Late Precambrian rocks of Bradgate Park, Charnwood Forest, Leicestershire. Geologists’Association Guide 63, 6-12.

FORD, T. D. 2003. Excursion 2: The late Precambrian rocks of North Charnwood. Geologists’Association Guide 63, 13-17.

FORD, T. D. 2003. Part 1: The Precambrian geology and geological history of the East Midlands. Geologists’ Association Guide 63, 1-5.

SWIFT, A. 2002. B. A. Meeting – Excursion to Charnwood Forest. Charnia, Autumn issue.

CARNEY, J. N. and PHARAOH, T. C. 2000. Aspects of Charnian geology: an evening field excursion to Calverly Rock, Ratchet Hill, Mt. Saint Bernard and Beacon Hill. British Geological Survey Technical Report WA/00/52.

SUTHERLAND, D. S., BOYNTON, H. E., FORD, T. D., LE BAS, M. J., MOSELEY, J. P. K. and WHATELEY, M. K. 1987. A guide to the geology of the Precambrian rocks of Bradgate Park, Leicestershire. Transactions of the Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society, 81, 47-83.

ALDRED, K. and ELLIOTT, R. B. 1978. Excursion to the igneous rocks of Charnwood Forest. Mercian Geologist, 6, 297.

EVANS, A. M. 1974. Field meeting in Charnwood Forest. Mercian Geologist, 5, 251-252.

SWINNERTON, H. H. in MARSHALL, C. E. (Ed.) 1948. Guide to the geology of the East Midlands. Nottingham 111 pp.

WATTS, W. W. and GREGORY, H. H. 1937. Field meeting in Charnwood Forest, Sept. 26-27, 1936. Proceedings of the Geologists Association, 48, 1-12.

BENNETT, F. W., BOSWORTH, T. O. and STRACEY, R. 1911. Excursion to Charnwood Forest. Proceedings of the Geologists’ Association, 22, 24-26, 295-298.

NUTTALL, G. C. (Ed.) 1907. A guide to Leicester and district. British Association Handbook, 420 pp. Leicester. (Charnwood Forest, pp. 131-132; Geology, pp. 248-303).

WATTS, W. W. 1902. Excursion to Charnwood Forest. Transactions of the Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society, 7, 44-50.

WATTS, W. W. and FOX-STRANGWAYS, C. 1902. Excursion to Charnwood Forest. Proceedings of the Geologists’ Association, 17, 373-381.

WATTS, W. W. 1901. Excursion to Charnwood Forest, June 9th, 1901. Transactions of the Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society, 6, 514-517.

ROECHLING, H. A. 1899. Report on an Excursion to Charnwood Forest, July 1898. Transactions of the Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society, 5, 309-313.

HARRISON, W. J. 1879. Excursion to Charnwood Forest. Midl. Nat. 2, 174

HUDLESTON, W. H. 1875. Excursion to Charnwood Forest, Leicestershire. Proceedings of the Geological Association, 4, 307-317.

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