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 (-3462)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Area  The Heath Bungalow area of the Glynch Brook Valley. The Heath Member is correlated with the Bushley Green Member (formerly fifth (Bushley Green, lower part) Terrace deposits) of the Severn Valley Formation (Maddy 1999). 
Reference(s):
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). 
Maddy, D. 1999. English Midlands Chapter 3 in Bowen, D Q (Editor), A revised correlation of the Quaternary deposits in the British Isles. Geological Society Special Report, No.23. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
none recorded or not applicable