The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Hawes Limestone

Computer Code: HWL Preferred Map Code: HwL
Status Code: Pending Upgrade
Age range: Brigantian Substage (CX) — Brigantian Substage (CX)
Lithological Description: none recorded or not applicable
Definition of Lower Boundary: Where limestone overlies sandstone of the Thorney Force Sandstone.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Where limestone is overlain by mudstone of the Gayle Shale.
Thickness: c.21m
Geographical Limits: none recorded or not applicable
Parent Unit: Alston Formation (AG)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): Smiddy Limestone
Stratotypes:
none recorded or not applicable
Reference(s):
Dunham, K C, and Wilson, A A. 1985. Geology of the Northern Pennine Orefield. Volume 2 Stainmore to Craven. Economic Memoir of the British Geological Survey, Sheets 40, 41 and 50, and parts of Sheets 31, 32, 51, 60 and 61(England and Wales). 
Moore D, 1958. The Yoredale Series of Upper Wensleydale and adjacent parts of North-West Yorkshire. Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society, Vol.31, 91-148. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
E050 E040 E041 E051