The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Glentham Formation

Computer Code: GLF Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Index Level
Age range: Bathonian Age (JN) — Bathonian Age (JN)
Lithological Description: Mudstone, sandstone and limestone.
Definition of Lower Boundary: The top of the underlying Lincolnshire Limestone Formation.
Definition of Upper Boundary: The base of the overlying Cornbrash Formation.
Thickness: 0 to 20m
Geographical Limits: North Lincolnshire and Humberside. Note that this is a superfluous formational name introduced to encompass strata then known as Upper Estuarine Series, Great Oolite Limestone and Blisworth Clay, and now known as Rutland Formation, Blisworth Limestone Formation (previously Snitterby Limestone Formation) and Blisworth Clay Formation respectively.
Parent Unit: Redbourne Group (RDBN)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
none recorded or not applicable
Gaunt, G D, Fletcher, T P and Wood, C J. 1992. Geology of the country around Kingston upon Hull and Brigg. Memoir of the British Geological Survey, sheets 80 and 89 (England and Wales). 172pp. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
E072 E080 E089