The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Dovestone Redbeds Formation

Computer Code: DVR Preferred Map Code: DVR
Status Code: Full
Age range: Sheinwoodian Age (SS) — Sheinwoodian Age (SS)
Lithological Description: Red and greyish-red mudstones, siltstones and shales, weakly bedded with minor small-scale cross-bedding.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Transition from underlying Douglas Water Arenite, taken where the proportion of red mudstones exceeds that of sandstone.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Top of uppermost bed of reddish mudstone beneath the predominantly grey arenaceous beds of the overlying formation (which may be stained red).
Thickness: 72m
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
Stratotypes:
Partial Type Section  Douglas Water section, 1.4km to 1.6km south-west of Parish Holm Farm. 
Reference Section  Lochside exposures, Glenbuck Loch, 0.25km north-west of Parish Holm Farm. (Partial). 
Reference Section  Roadside section (A70), 0.4 km west-north-west of Parish Holm Farm. (Partial). 
Reference(s):
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