The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Glass Houghton Rock

Computer Code: GH Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Index Level
Age range: Bolsovian Substage (CC) — Bolsovian Substage (CC)
Lithological Description: Brown and grey micaceous sandstone.
Definition of Lower Boundary: none recorded or not applicable
Definition of Upper Boundary: none recorded or not applicable
Thickness: 30m in Glass Houghton area; known to 42m in borehole cores.
Geographical Limits: West/south Yorkshire, especially between Castleford and Sharlston [Glass Houghton, near Castleford, Yorkshire].
Parent Unit: Pennine Middle Coal Measures Formation (PMCM)
Previous Name(s): Houghton Rock (-2823)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
none recorded or not applicable
Reference(s):
none recorded or not applicable
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
E078