The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Histon Road Member

Computer Code: HNRD Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Full
Age range: Ipswichian Stage (QI) — Ipswichian Stage (QI)
Lithological Description: Interglacial predominantly fine-grained organic muds, shelly sand and silty marl found within terrace sand and gravel sequence.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Rests on sand and gravel of the 3rd terrace on the River Cam
Definition of Upper Boundary: Overlain by sand and gravel of the 3rd terrace of the River Cam
Thickness: Up to c.8m
Geographical Limits: Restricted to small area between Cambridge and Histon
Parent Unit: Cam Valley Formation (CAMV)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): Included Within 3rd Terrace Of The River Cam By British Geological Survey
Stratotypes:
Type Section  0-8.84m in borehole at Sewage Pumping Station adjacent to road about 600m south of Ashbury Camp. BGS Registered No. TL46SW/165 [TL4441 6101] Sparks and West, 1959 
Reference(s):
Bowen, D Q. 1999. A revised correlation of Quaternary deposits in the British Isles. Geological Society Special Report, No. 23. 
Sparks, B W and West, R G. 1959. The palaeoecology of the interglacial deposits at Histon Road, Cambridge. Eiszeitalter und Gegenwart, 10, 123-143. 
Worssam, B C and Taylor, J H. 1969. The geology of the country around Cambridge. Memoir of the Geological Survey of Great Britain, Sheet 188 (England and Wales). 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
E188