World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Tees-Exe line

Article Id: WHEBN0000149654
Reproduction Date:

Title: Tees-Exe line  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Geology of England, Geography of England, Geography of the United Kingdom, Halifax, West Yorkshire, Devon
Collection: Geology of England
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Tees-Exe line

Tees-Exe Line

The Tees-Exe line is an imaginary northeast-southwest line that can be drawn on a map of Great Britain which roughly divides the country into lowland and upland regions.

The line links the mouth of the River Tees between Redcar and Hartlepool in the north east of England with the mouth of the River Exe in Devon in the south west. To the south and east of this line, the landscape, whilst not always flat is certainly lower and is characterised by flat-lying or gently tilted or folded sedimentary rocks. North and west of this line are the older, generally harder rocks including igneous and metamorphic rocks and the Palaeozoic and Precambrian sandstones and limestones which usually stand out as upland areas.[1] The areas to the north and west of the line also have a generally wetter climate than areas to the east and south.

Similar imaginary lines can be drawn, for similar purposes, between the Severn Estuary and the Wash, and between the Severn and the mouth of the River Trent. The Cross Country Route follows the line by railway along most of the length.

See also


  1. ^ Monkhouse, F.J. 1971 Principles of Physical Geography University of London Press, London
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.