The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Huntingdon Road Member

Computer Code: HURD Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Full
Age range: Quaternary Period (Q) — Quaternary Period (Q)
Lithological Description: Sand and gravel
Definition of Lower Boundary: Unconformable on the Gault but small satellite outcrops unconformable on 'Lower Chalk' bedrock
Definition of Upper Boundary: At surface
Thickness: About 2m
Geographical Limits: Restricted to local area between Girton and north-west Cambridge
Parent Unit: Cam Valley Formation (CAMV)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): Mapped As 4th Terrace Of River Cam By British Geological Survey
Stratotypes:
Type Area  Small area of terrace about 500m north-east of Howe House Marr and King,1932 
Reference(s):
Marr, J E, and King, W B R. 1932. Further notes on the Huntingdon Road gravels, Cambridge. Geological Magazine, 69, 175-178. 
Bowen, D Q. 1999. A revised correlation of 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:
E188