The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Hatton Till Formation

Computer Code: HATT Preferred Map Code: HAT
Status Code: Full
Age range: Devensian Stage (QD) — Devensian Stage (QD)
Lithological Description: Diamicton, clayey, pebbly, calcareous, red, crudely stratified. Besides local rock types it contains red (Devonian) sandstone, Mesozoic/Tertiary mudstone and limestone, shell fragments.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Unconformable on bedrock, Kippet Hills Sand and Gravel Formation or older tills, eg. Pitlurg Farm Till Formation.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Occurs to surface or beneath post glacial deposits.
Thickness: 10m or more
Geographical Limits: Coastal lowland north of Aberdeen, east of Ellon and south of Peterhead.
Parent Unit: Logie-Buchan Glacigenic Subgroup (LBD)
Previous Name(s): Hatton Till (-4697)
Red Series Till (-1586)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Section  Abandoned railway cutting of Bellscamphie. Trial pits (Hall and Jarvis, 1995). Boreholes (Merritt, 1981). 7km eastnortheast of Ellon. 
Reference(s):
Merritt, J W, Auton, C A, Connell, E R, Hall, A M and Peacock, J D. 2003. The Cainozoic geology and landscape evolution of north-east Scotland. Memoir of the British Geological Survey, Sheets 66E, 67, 76E, 77, 86E, 87W, 87E, 95, 96W, 96E and 97 (Scotland) 
Hall, A M and Jarvis, J. 1995. A multiple till sequence near Ellon, Grampian Region: T F Jamieson's "indigo boulder clay" re-examined. Scottish Journal of Geology, Vol.31, 53-59. 
Merritt, J W. 1981. The sand and gravel resources of the country around Ellon, Grampian Region. Description of 1:25 000 resource sheet NJ93 with parts of NJ82, NJ83 and NJ92, NK03 and parts of NK02 and NK13. Mineral assessment Report of the Institute of Geological Sciences, No. 76. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
S087 S087 S077