The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Comley Sandstone Group [Obsolete Name And Code: See LCSS And UCSS]

Computer Code: CMS Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Index Level
Age range: Comley Series (EC) — St David's Series (ED)
Lithological Description: Green glauconitic sandstones.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Drawn at the base of the Comley Sandstone Group which rests conformably upon the Wrekin Quartzite.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Drawn at the conformable upward passage of Upper Comley Sandstone Formation with the base of the Shoot Rough Road Shales Formation.
Thickness: 266 metres approx.
Geographical Limits: Comley, Shropshire.
Parent Unit: Not Applicable (-)
Previous Name(s): Comley Sandstone Series (-2710)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Area  Comley. 
Reference(s):
Cobbold, E S. 1909. On some excavations in the Cambrian rocks of Comley, Shropshire, 1907. Report of the British Association (for 1908), 231-242. 
Cobbold, E S. 1921. The Cambrian horizons of Comley, Shropshire. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London, Vol.76. 
Cobbold, E S and Pocock, R W. 1934. The Cambrian area of Rushton (Shropshire). Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, pp.223, 383 and 397. 
Robertson, T. "In" Pocock, R W and others. 1938. Shrewsbury. Memoir of the Geological Survey of Great Britain, Sheet 61. 
Lapworth, C. 1891. On Olenellus callavei and its geological relationships. Geological Magazine, Vol.8, 532-533. 
Cobbold, E S. 1927. The stratigraphy and geological structure of the Cambrian area of Comley. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society, Vol.83, p.560. 
Cobbold, E S. 1911. Third report on excavations among the Cambrian rocks of Comley, Shropshire, 1909. Report of the British Association (for 1910), 113-122. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
none recorded or not applicable