Soil Site Reporter


Soilscapes are an easy-to-understand classification of soils used to describe the soils of England and Wales only (a separate classification being applied in Scotland and Northern Ireland). Soilscapes conveys a summary of the broad regional differences in the soil landscapes of England and Wales. Soilscapes is not intended as a means for supporting detailed assessments, such as land planning applications or site investigations; nor should it be used to support commercial activities. For such applications, a parallel service Soils Site Reporter provides comprehensive reporting for specific locations. More detailed soil datasets are also available for lease from CEC.

Freely draining slightly acid but base-rich soils (7)

Texture: Loamy
Drainage: Freely draining
Fertility: High
Land Cover: Arable and grassland
Habitats: Base-rich pastures and deciduous woodlands
Topsoil Carbon: Low
Mostly Drains To: Groundwater
Water Protection Issues: Groundwater contamination with nitrate; siltation and nutrient enrichment of streams from soil erosion on certain of these soils
General Cropping Guidance: Suitable for spring and autumn sown crops and grassland. Shortage of soil moisture most likely limiting factor to yields especially where stony or shallow

Included Soil Associations
0313c    CRWBIN
0541n    Trusham
0541p    MALHAM 2
0541q    WALTHAM
0541z    EAST KESWICK 3
0544    BANBURY
0571a    STON EASTON
0571c    MALLING
0571j    FRILSHAM
0571k    MOULTON
0571m    CHARITY 2
0571n    TATHWELL
0571o    MELFORD
0571u    SUTTON 1
0571v    SUTTON 2
0581a    NORDRACH

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Cranfield University 2024. The Soils Guide. Available: Cranfield University, UK. Last accessed 16/07/2024

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