The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Bankhouses Limestone

Computer Code: BNKL Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Index Level
Age range: Brigantian Substage (CX) — Brigantian Substage (CX)
Lithological Description: Limestone, with local "reefs" of crinoid debris forming banks and mounds at the top of the "Lower Bankhouses".
Definition of Lower Boundary: none recorded or not applicable
Definition of Upper Boundary: none recorded or not applicable
Thickness: From c.6m to c.27m where developed as a multiple unit.
Geographical Limits: Bankhouses area, Westmorland.
Parent Unit: Alston Formation (AG)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): Smiddy Limestone
Stratotypes:
none recorded or not applicable
Reference(s):
Lexique Stratigraphique International. 1971. Volume 1, Europe, Fascicule 3a, England, Wales and Scotland, Part 3a VII, Lower Carboniferous (Dinantian). 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
E018 E012 E013