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3.42 WANTAGE (Wb) (2204) Series

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Definition

Major soil group: 03 lithomorphic soils Shallow, with a distinct, humose or peaty topsoil, but no subsurface horizons more than 5 cm thick (other than a bleached horizon). Normally over bedrock, very stony rock rubble or little altered soft unconsolidated deposits within 30 cm depth.
Soil Group: 4 rendzinas Calcareous, over chalk, or extremely calcareous rock rubble or soft unconsolidated deposits.
Soil Subgroup: 2 grey rendzinas (with distinct topsoil that is extremely calcareous or greyish)
Soil Series: loamy material over lithoskeletal chalk

Brief Profile Description

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

0342b    UPTON 2 Rendzic Leptosols
0342c    WANTAGE 1 Rendzic Leptosols
0342d    WANTAGE 2 Rendzic Leptosols
0511d    Blewbury Rendzic Leptosols
0511g    COOMBE 2 Rendzic Leptosols

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Surveyed profiles in LandIS

National Soil Inventory Sites: 5

Representative Profiles: 1

Auger Bores: 219

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