The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Great Scar Limestone Group

Computer Code: GSCL Preferred Map Code: GScL
Status Code: Pending Upgrade
Age range: Arundian Substage (CJ) — Brigantian Substage (CX)
Lithological Description: none recorded or not applicable
Definition of Lower Boundary: none recorded or not applicable
Definition of Upper Boundary: none recorded or not applicable
Thickness: To c.180m
Geographical Limits: Pennines of Yorkshire/Lancashire/Westmorland.
Parent Unit: Carboniferous Limestone Supergroup (CL)
Previous Name(s): Main Limestone Group (Cumbria) [Obsolete Name And Code: Use GSCL] (MALG)
Chief Limestone Group [Obsolete Name And Code: See GSCL And AG] (CHFL)
Great Scar Limestone (-295)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
none recorded or not applicable
Reference(s):
Sedgwick, A, 1836. Description of a series of longitudinal and transverse sections through a portion of the Carboniferous chain between Penigent and Kirkby Stephen. Transactions of the Geological Society of London, (2), 4. 
Garwood, E J and Goodyear, E, 1924. The Lower Carboniferous succession in the Settle district. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society, 90, 189. 
Miller, A A and Turner, J S, 1931. The Lower Carboniferous succession along the Dent fault and the Yoredale beds of the Shap district. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association, 42, 3. 
Phillips J, 1836. Illustrations of the Geology of Yorkshire, Part ii. The Mountain Limestone District. (London:John Murray). 
Rayner, D H, 1953. The Lower Carboniferous rocks in the north of England. Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society, 28, 249. 
Rowley, C R. 1969. The stratigraphy of the Carboniferous Middle Limestone Group of West Edenside, Westmorland. Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society, Vol.37, 329-350. 
Garwood, E J. 1913. The Lower Carboniferous succession in the north-west of England. Journal of the Geological Society, London, Vol.68 (for 1912), 449-586. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
E050 E041 E040 E031 E049 E400 E039