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Corby

Distribution of Corby Soil Association DERIVATION:

Acid rocks, mainly schists and granites.

TYPES OF PARENT MATERIALS MAPPED:

Fluvioglacial sands and gravels, raised beach terraces

COLOUR:

Brown or pale brown

TEXTURE:

  • Sandy gravel to gravelly sand with all stones
  • rounded or subrounded, abundant stones with gravel deposits.

LANDFORMS:

Moundy terrain in valley bottoms or flat terraces adjacent to major rivers and streams; flat raised beach deposits; generally undulating and moundy terrain in areas of glacial outwash.

DOMINANT LAND USE:

Arable, permanent pasture, forestry and recreation

SOIL CHEMISTRY:

Inherently acid with low amounts of basic cations. Trace elements, especially cobalt and copper, are generally low.

SOIL PHYSICAL PROPERTIES:

Generally unrestricted but limited in some soilsby a strongly cemented subsoil or an iron pan. Weak structure at depth.

SERIES NAME SOIL TYPE DRAINAGE PARENT MATERIAL
Corby Humus-iron podzol and iron podzol Free Fluvioglacial and raised beach and water sorted and morainic sands and gravels
Cowgreens Humic gley Poor and very poor Fluvioglacial sands and gravels
Dalcharn Peaty Podzol Imperfect As for Corby Series
Forres Iron podzol Free Fluvioglacial sands and gravels
Kinord Brown forest soil Free As for Corby Series
Leys Humus-iron podzol and iron podzol Imperfect As for Corby Series
Mulloch Noncalcareous gley Poor and very poor As for Corby Series
Mundurno Peaty gley and humic gley Poor and very poor As for Corby Series
Tarbothill Peaty podzol Free below iron pan As for Corby Series

 

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