The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Felmersham Member

Computer Code: FELM Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Full
Age range: Pleistocene Epoch (QP) — Pleistocene Epoch (QP)
Lithological Description: Fluviatile gravel with sand.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Unconformable, commonly chanelled base, resting on bedrock surface.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Ground surface, or at base of overlying alluvium.
Thickness: 0 to 3m
Geographical Limits: River Great Ouse Valley, Central England.
Parent Unit: Ouse Valley Formation (Bucks, Beds, Cambs And Norfolk) (OUSE)
Previous Name(s): First Terrace Of The Ouse (-2797)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Section  A former pit near Radwell, Bedfordshire. Rogerston et al., 1992. 
Reference(s):
Bowen, D Q. 1999. A revised correlation of Quaternary deposits in the British Isles. Geological Society Special Report, No. 23. 
Rogerson, R J, Keen, D H, Coope, G R, Robinson, J E, Dickson, J H and Dickson, C A. 1992. The fauna, flora and palaeoenvironmental significance of deposits beneath the low terrace of the River Great Ouse at Radwell, Bedfordshire, England. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association, Vol.103, 1-13. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
E185