The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Fodderstone Gravel Member

Computer Code: FOGR Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Full
Age range: Quaternary Period (Q) — Quaternary Period (Q)
Lithological Description: Cross stratified and horizontally bedded sand with gravelly beds.Gravels contain a high percentage of quartz and quartzite clasts in addition to flint clasts.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Conformably overlies the Shouldham Thorpe Gravel Member (Unit 1 Shouldham Sands and gravels of Lewis, p.127-130 in Lewis et al, 1991)
Definition of Upper Boundary: Ground surface
Thickness: Up to about 3m
Geographical Limits: Restricted to area around Shouldham Thorpe
Parent Unit: Shouldham Sand and Gravel Formation (SMSG)
Previous Name(s): Bytham Sands And Gravels;Unit 2,Shouldham Sands Of Lewis,P.127-130 In Lewis Et Al 1991 (-2805)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Section  Section in Shouldham Thorpe Pit adjacent to 'The Firs' Shouldham Thorpe,Norfolk Rose, 1987 
Reference(s):
Rose, J. 1987. Status of the Wolstonian glaciation in the British Quaternary. Quaternary Newsletter, Vol.53, 1-9. 
Bowen, D Q. 1999. A revised correlation of Quaternary deposits in the British Isles. Geological Society Special Report, No. 23. 
Lewis, S G. 1991. Shouldham Thorpe, Norfolk. In Central East Anglia and the Fen Basin; field guide. Lewis, G, Whiteman, C A and Bridgland, D R (editors). Quaternary Research Association.127-130. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
none recorded or not applicable