The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Heath Member

Computer Code: HEATH Preferred Map Code: symb
Status Code: Full
Age range: Pleistocene Epoch (QP) — Pleistocene Epoch (QP)
Lithological Description: Sand and gravel.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Interpreted as generally where fluvial deposits rest on bedrock, or older superficial deposits.
Definition of Upper Boundary: The upper surface of the present day river terrace.
Thickness: Variable, up to 3 m thick.
Geographical Limits: The River Leadon and its tributary valleys, including Glynch and Ell Brooks, Gloucestershire and Worcestershire.
Parent Unit: Glynch Valley Formation (GLVA)
Previous Name(s): FIFTH (BUSHLEY GREEN LOWER PART) TERRACE OF THE SEVERN
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Area  The Heath Bungalow area of the Glynch Brook Valley. 
Reference(s):
Maddy, D. 1999. English Midlands. 28-44 in Bowen, D Q (Editor), A revised correlation of Quaternary deposits in the British Isles. Geological Society Special Report No.23. 
Worssam, B C, Ellison, R A, and Moorlock, B S P. 1989. Geology of the country around Tewkesbury. Memoir of the British Geological Survey, Sheet 216 (England and Wales). 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
none recorded or not applicable