The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Diseworth Sandstone

Computer Code: DIS Preferred Map Code: DIS
Status Code: Full
Age range: Ladinian Age (TD) — Ladinian Age (TD)
Lithological Description: Pale greenish grey siltstone and fine-grained sandstone; parallel lamination, cross lamination, load structures and convolute bedding.
Definition of Lower Boundary: The base is defined by green siltstone or sandstone overlying red mudstone of the undivided Gunthorpe Formation.
Definition of Upper Boundary: The top is defined by red mudstone of the undivided Gunthorpe Formation overlying green siltstone or sandstone.
Thickness: 2-4m
Geographical Limits: South Derbyshire - north-west Leicestershire.
Parent Unit: Gunthorpe Member (GUN)
Previous Name(s): Diseworth Member (-2754)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Area  Country between Breedon-on-the-Hill, Diseworth and Belton. 
Reference(s):
Ambrose, K and Carney, J N, 1997. Geology of the Breedon on the Hill area. British Geological Survey Technical Report WA/97/42. 
Carney, J N, Ambrose, K and Brandon, A. 2001. Geology of the country between Burton, Loughborough and Derby. Description of 1:50k Sheet 141 (England and Wales). 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
E141