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5.82 BATCOMBE (Bc) (109) Series

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Definition

Major soil group: 05 brown soils With dominantly brownish or reddish subsoils and no prominent mottling or greyish colours (gleying) above 40 cm depth. They are developed mainly on permeable materials at elevations below about 300 m.0.D. Most are in agricultural use.
Soil Group: 8 paleo-argillic brown earths Loamy or clayey, with an ancient reddish or reddish mottled, clay-enriched subsoil formed, at least in part, before the last (Devensian) glacial period.
Soil Subgroup: 2 stagnogleyic paleo-argillic brown earths (faintly mottled with slowly permeable subsoil)
Soil Series: medium silty over clayey drift with siliceous stones

Brief Profile Description

In Soil Associations (with WRB classification of this series in each association)

0582a    BATCOMBE Profundic Chromic Endostagnic Luvisols
0714a    DUNKESWELL Profundic Chromic Endostagnic Luvisols
0714c    OAK 2 Profundic Chromic Endostagnic Luvisols

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Surveyed profiles in LandIS

National Soil Inventory Sites: 19

Representative Profiles: 3

Auger Bores: 271

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