Local Geological Exhibits - Bradford, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 53° 48.853 W 001° 46.633
30U E 580507 N 5963545
Quick Description: This display of the types of rock found locally is situated in Lister Park.
Location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 8/10/2013 12:41:42 PM
Waymark Code: WMHRVK
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:
Lister park was originally the grounds of a large house owned by Samuel Cunliffe-Lister, a local successful mill owner. After he moved to a village called Masham, and built an even larger house, he sold the grounds cheaply to Bradford Council on condition that it became a public park. It has many outstanding features including; a boating lake, tennis courts, play areas, inspiring Mughal Water gardens and an art gallery.

One corner of the park has been laid out as Botanical Garden. As well as containing a display of plants it also has within it a display of the types of rocks that can be found locally.

The display includes Metamorphic rocks and Igneous rocks. It also has an are of the garden where Sandstone and Limestone rocks have been laid out and incorporated into the planting are to show what the rocks look like in their natural environment. There are also notice boards identifying the rocks and explaining their geological significance.
Type of Display: Geological

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