Soil Site Reporter

Soil Series

6.31 SHIRRELL HEATH (sR) (1825)

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: 3 podzols Well drained, with a bleached subsurface horizon and no thin ironpan.
Soil Subgroup: 1 humo-ferric podzols (with black or dark brown humus and iron-enriched)
Soil Series: medium or coarse sandy material passing to sand or soft sandstone

Alert ! - humus podzols read the alert
Alert ! - sandy soils read the alert

Brief Profile Description
In Soil Associations (with WRB classification of this series in each association)
0541B    BEARSTED 2 Albic Podzols
0571e    FYFIELD 2 Albic Podzols
0571f    FYFIELD 3 Albic Podzols
0581g    STONE STREET Albic Podzols
0631b    DELAMERE Albic Podzols
0631c    SHIRRELL HEATH 1 Albic Podzols
0631d    SHIRRELL HEATH 2 Albic Podzols
0643a    Holidays Hill Albic Podzols

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Surveyed profiles in LandIS
National Soil Inventory Sites: 5
Representative Profiles: 1
Auger Bores: 108

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