Title: Wenlock Edge from Buckhouse Hill

Creator: Charlotte Murchison, after a drawing by Thomas Webster

Description: Sketch of Wenlock Edge. Wenlock Edge is a limestone escarpment in Shropshire. It is geologically significant, being the location of the first discoveries of many extinct creatures (including certain brachiopods and trilobites) and the origin of the Wenlock Group of the Silurian period, identified by Murchison.

This image was published as plate 24 in Murchison’s Silurian System (London: John Murray, 1839), p.209.

Date: [1834-1838]

Format: Pencil sketch

Archive reference: LDGSL/857/9

Image reference: 05-03

Recommended print size: Up to 20 x 16 inches (50 x 40cm)

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