The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Hind Sandstone

Computer Code: HIS Preferred Map Code: HiS
Status Code: Full
Age range: Pendleian Substage (CE) — Pendleian Substage (CE)
Lithological Description: Sandstone, medium- to coarse-grained in thick to massive sharp-based beds with shaly partings - turbidite facies.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Plane above the Tumulites pseudobilinguis Marine Band in Bowland Shale Formation where sandstone of the Hind Sandstone rests sharply upon dark grey mudstone of the Bowland Shale Formation.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Plane below the Cravenoceras malhamense Marine Band where sequence changes gradationally from being predominantly sandstone to being predominantly mudstone of the Bowland Shale Formation.
Thickness: 7m at Hind Clough (probable maximum thickness), 1.7 at Blue Scar, 1.27m at the Trough of Bowland.
Geographical Limits: Not identified outside Bowland Fells area, except at Dinkley where exposed in River Ribble section.
Parent Unit: Bowland Shale Formation (BSG)
Previous Name(s): Hind Sandstone Member (-4094)
Newton Fells Grit (NFG)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Reference Section  Blue Scar, Middle Knoll, Whitendale. Crag forming landslip scar 570m south-west of Whitendale, Bowland. 
Type Section  Hind Clough, Bowland. Hind Clough - stream gully 880m south of Brennand Farm, Bowland. 
Reference Section  Trough of Bowland. Immediately east of road in Trough of Bowland, 1.4km north-north-west of Sykes Farm. 
Reference(s):
Brandon, A, Aitkenhead, N, Crofts, R G, Ellison, R A, Evans, D J and Riley, JN J, 1998. Geology of the country around Lancaster. Memoir of the British Geological Survey, Sheet 59 (England and Wales). 
Aitkenhead, N, Bridge, D M, Riley, N J and Kimbell, S F. 1992. Geology of the country around Garstang. Memoir of the British Geological Survey, Sheet 67 (England and Wales) 
Moseley, F, 1962. The structure of the south-western part of the Sykes Anticline, Bowland, West Yorkshire. Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society, Vol.33, p.287-314. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
E067 E059