Soil Site Reporter

Soil Series

6.11 MORETONHAMPSTEAD (Mr) (1228)


Definition
Major soil group: 06 podzolic soils With black, dark brown or ochreous humus and iron-enriched subsoils formed as a result of acid weathering conditions. Under natural or semi-natural vegetation, they have an unincorporated acid organic layer at the surface.
Soil Group: 1 brown podzolic soils With a dark brown or ochreous, iron-enriched subsoil and no overlying bleached horizon.
Soil Subgroup: 1 typical brown podzolic soils (unmottled with distinct topsoil)
Soil Series: light loamy material over lithoskeletal acid crystalline rock

Alert ! - brown podzolic soils read the alert

Brief Profile Description
In Soil Associations (with WRB classification of this series in each association)
0611a    MALVERN Chromic Mollic Endoskeletic Umbrisols
0611b    MORETONHAMPSTEAD Chromic Mollic Endoskeletic Umbrisols
0612b    MOOR GATE Chromic Mollic Endoskeletic Umbrisols
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Surveyed profiles in LandIS
National Soil Inventory Sites: 7
Representative Profiles: 1
Auger Bores: 431
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