The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Haddiscoe Sand And Gravel Member

Computer Code: HGV Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Full
Age range: Anglian Stage (QA) — Anglian Stage (QA)
Lithological Description: The Haddiscoe Sand and Gravel Member comprises black, well-rounded fine to coarse flint gravel. Within the gravel large rotated blocks of sand are preserved, which are thought to have been in a frozen condition at the time of deposition.
Definition of Lower Boundary: The gravels overlie and cut down into silt and clay-rich chalky tills of the Lowestoft Formation. They also overlie sands of the Happisburgh Formation.
Definition of Upper Boundary: The Haddicoe Sand and Gravel Member is generally at the surface, but is locally overlain in valleys by Head, and on the lowermost ground by silt and peat of the Breydon Formation.
Thickness: Up to about 15m
Geographical Limits: Restricted to the southwestern flanks of the Yare and Waveney valleys and isolated deposits on the northern flanks of the Waveney valley near Somerleyton, Norfolk-Suffolk border.
Parent Unit: Lowestoft Formation (LOFT)
Previous Name(s): Haddiscoe Sands And Gravels (-316)
Valley Flank Sands And Gravels (-3467)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Type Section  Haddiscoe Pit, Great Yarmouth. Bridge and Hopson, 1985. 
Moorlock, B S, Hamblin, R J O, Morigi, A N, Booth, S J and Jeffery, D H. 2000. The geology of the country around Lowestoft and Saxmundham. Memoir of the British Geological Survey, sheets 176 and 191 (England and Wales). 
Hopson, P M. 1991. Geology of the Beccles and Burgh St. Peter district. British Geological Survey Technical Report, WA/91/53 
Arthurton, R S, Booth, S J, Morigi, A N, Abbott, M A W and Wood, C J. 1994. Geology of the country around Great Yarmouth, Sheet Memoir 162, British Geological Survey. [London: HMSO.] 138pp 
Bridge, D M and Hopson, P M. 1985. Fine gravel, heavy mineral and grain size analysis of mid-Pleistocene glacial deposits in the lower Waveney valley, East Anglia. Modern Geology, Vol.9, 129-144. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
E162 E176