The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Abbey Head Bed

Computer Code: ABH Preferred Map Code: ABH
Status Code: Full
Age range: Tournaisian Stage (CT) — Tournaisian Stage (CT)
Lithological Description: Coarse conglomerates interbedded with conglomeratic sandstones and a few thin marls.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Faulted.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Unknown: probably faulted.
Thickness: 40 metres minimum.
Geographical Limits: Coastal section at Abbey Head.
Parent Unit: Wall Hill Member (WLH)
Previous Name(s): ABBEY HEAD FORMATION (ABH)
ABBEY HEAD MEMBER (ABH)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Section  Coastal section at Abbey Head. 
Reference(s):
Deegan, C E, 1973. Tectonic control of sedimentation at the margin of a Carboniferous Depositional Basin. Scottish Journal of Geology, Vol.9, p.1-28. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
S005