The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Harrogate Till Formation

Computer Code: HRT Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Full, pending ratification
Age range: Anglian Stage (QA) — Anglian Stage (QA)
Lithological Description: Slightly sandy clay with large local sandstone blocks.
Definition of Lower Boundary: none recorded or not applicable
Definition of Upper Boundary: none recorded or not applicable
Thickness: Up to 8m.
Geographical Limits: West of the Vale of York beyond the west of the Devensian deposits and Knaresborough Gorge plus deposits capping plateaux in the Leeds area to the south.
Parent Unit: Albion Glacigenic Group (ALBI)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): Older Drift
Stratotypes:
Type Section  Site investigation boreholes in the west of the Harrogate Stray area typified by borehole [SE 2989 5421]. 
Reference(s):
Cooper, A H and Burgess, I C. 1993. Geology of the country around Harrogate. Memoir for 1:50000 geological sheet 62 (England and Wales). London: HMSO for the British Geological Survey. 
Edwards, W Mitchell, GH and Whitfield, TH. 1950. Geology of the district north and east of Leeds. Memoir of the British Geological Survey, sheet 70 (England and Wales). 
Thomas, G S P. 1999. Northern England. 91-98 in Bowen, D Q (Editor), A revised correlation of Quaternary and Neogene deposits in the British Isles. Geological Society Special Report No.23. 
Catt, J A. 1991. Quaternary history and glacial deposits of East Yorkshire. 185-191 in Glacial Deposits in Great Britain and Ireland. Ehlers, J, Gibbard, P L, and Rose, J (editors). (Balkema, Rotterdam.) 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
none recorded or not applicable