The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Elveden Formation

Computer Code: ELVN Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Full
Age range: Hoxnian Stage (QX) — Hoxnian Stage (QX)
Lithological Description: none recorded or not applicable
Definition of Lower Boundary: Typically gradational lower boundary with underlying glacial deposits within buried channel.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Upper boundary not visible - either concealed or at the surface.
Thickness: Variable thickness depending upon post-depositional erosion, but up to 7m.
Geographical Limits: none recorded or not applicable
Parent Unit: Not Entered (?)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Section  Dis-used brick pit at Centre Parcs Elveden, Suffolk showing a complete section (6m thickness) through the deposit including basal contact. The section is now overgrown and the exposures are very poor (2012). 
Reference(s):
Ashton, N, Lewis, S G, Parfitt, S A, Candy, I, Keen, D H, Kemp, R A, Penckman, K, Thomas, G N and Whittaker, J. 2005. Excavations at a Lower Palaeolithic site at Elveden, Suffolk, UK. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society 71, 1-61 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
E174