The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Douglas Water Arenite Formation

Computer Code: DGW Preferred Map Code: DGW
Status Code: Full
Age range: Sheinwoodian Age (SS) — Sheinwoodian Age (SS)
Lithological Description: Pale red and yellow or brownish sandstones with greenish-grey intraclasts of shale, variably cemented.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Top of the underlying Parishholm Conglomerate. (Boundary not exposed).
Definition of Upper Boundary: Transitional boundary taken where the proportion of mudstone similar to that of the overlying Dovestone Redbeds exceeds that of the sandstone.
Thickness: About 78m
Geographical Limits: Lower Palaeozoic inlier of the Hagshaw Hills, Scotland. (50k Sheets 23E, 23W and 15W).
Parent Unit: Glenbuck Group (GBK)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Type Section  Douglas Water section, 1.6km to 2.4km south-west of Parish Holm Farm. 
Rolfe, W D I, 1961. The Geology of the Hagshaw Hills Silurian Inlier, Lanarkshire. Transactions of the Edinburgh Geological Society, Vol.18, Part 3, 240-269. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
S023 S023 S015