The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Kenilworth Breccia Group [Obsolete Name And Code: See KHS]

Computer Code: KBR Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Index Level
Age range: Permian Period (P) — Permian Period (P)
Lithological Description: A breccia band just over a metre thick with roughly equal proportions of Precambrian, Llandovery, and Lower Carboniferous pebbles. In the upper part comprising red pebbly sandstone with coarse breccia.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Drawn at the base of the Lower Kenilworth Breccia Formation where it rests conformably upon the Gibbet Hill Group.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Drawn at the conformable upward passage from the Upper Kenilworth Breccia Formation to the sandstones and marls of the Ashow Formation.
Thickness: 60m.
Geographical Limits: Kenilworth, Warwickshire.
Parent Unit: Not Entered (?)
Previous Name(s): Breccia Of Kenilworth,Upper (-2871)
Breccia Of Kenilworth,Lower (-1619)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Area  Kenilworth, Warwickshire. 
Reference(s):
Shotton, F W, 1929. The geology of the country around Kenilworth (Warwickshire). Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London, Vol.28, 167 - 222. 
Smith, D B, Brunstrom, R G W, Manning, D I, Simpson, S and Shotton, F W. 1974. A correlation of Permian rocks in the British Isles. Geological Society of London Special Report No. 5. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
none recorded or not applicable