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):
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. 
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. 
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. 
Phillips J, 1836. Illustrations of the Geology of Yorkshire, Part ii. The Mountain Limestone District. (London:John Murray). 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
E050 E041 E040 E031 E049 E400 E039