The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Doweel Breccia Formation

Computer Code: DBR Preferred Map Code: DBr
Status Code: Full
Age range: Cisuralian Epoch (PLC) — Cisuralian Epoch (PLC)
Lithological Description: Interbedded breccias, fluviatile and aeolian sandstones; rare siltstones present at lower horizons.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Interdigitates with and overlies the Locharbriggs Sandstone Formation.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Forms the top of the Permian sequence in the Dumfries Basin.
Thickness: >200m
Geographical Limits: Mainly on the western side of the Dumfries Basin.
Parent Unit: Stewartry Group (STEW)
Previous Name(s): Craigs Breccia (-2745)
Castledykes Sandstone (-1482)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Section  Old railway cutting 150m south of Doweel Farm. 
Reference(s):
Brookfield, M E, 1978. Revision of the Stratigraphy of Permian and Supposed Permian Rocks of Southern Scotland. Geologische Rundschau, Vol.67, p.110-143. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
S006 S009 S010 S005