This is a list of the named geological folds affecting the rocks of Great Britain and the Isle of Man.
List of geological folds in Great Britain Wikipedia
See the main article on folds for a fuller treatment of fold types and nomenclature but in brief, an anticline is an arch-like fold whereas a syncline is its converse; a downfold. Antiforms, anticlinoria, synforms and synclinoria are variations on these. A monocline (or, rarely, a monoform) is a step-like fold, one limb of which is roughly horizontal. Both domes and periclines are anticlines in which the strata fall away about equally in all directions.
There are also a number of 'disturbances' named in parts of the country, notably in South Wales. These linear features are a combination of faults and folds - the relative importance of faulting and folding varying along the length of each disturbance.Column 1 indicates the name of the fold. Some variant spellings are recorded between sources.
Column 2 indicates the county in which the fold occurs. Some traverse two or more counties of course.
Column 3 indicates in which of the constituent countries of Great Britain the fold lies. (Note that the Isle of Man does not form a part of Great Britain but is included here for convenience.)
Column 4 indicates on which 1:50,000 or 1" scale geological map sheet published by the British Geological Survey (BGS) the fold is shown and named (either on map/s or cross-section/s or both). 'E&W' signifies the series of sheets published to cover England and Wales. A handful of maps at other scales are also listed where they depict the feature concerned.
Column 5 indicates a selection of publications in which references to the fold may be found. See references section for full details of publication.
The following named features comprise both faulting and folding;