The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Kinderscout Grit

Computer Code: KG Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Index Level
Age range: Kinderscoutian Substage (CK) — Kinderscoutian Substage (CK)
Lithological Description: Medium- to very coarse-grained sandstone with shale pellets, feldspathic, massive or cross-bedded and frequently pebbly sandstone, shales and sandy shales, siltstone and sandstone with shale. Can be subdivided into the Lower and Upper Kinderscout grits throughout most of Yorkshire, where the Butterly Marine Band occurs between the sandstone leaves.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Drawn at the base of the lowermost thick sandstone of the Kinderscout Grit, which rests with an unconformable base upon a mudstone/siltstone dominated succession of the Millstone Grit Group (undivided) or Grindslow Shales of Derbyshire.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Drawn at conformable upward passage from sandstone of the Kinderscout Grit to a marine band containing Bilinguites gracilis of the Marsden Formation.
Thickness: Approximately 170 m thick.
Geographical Limits: Northern England:- Yorkshire, Lancashire, Derbyshire.
Parent Unit: Hebden Formation (HEBD)
Previous Name(s): Kinderscout Grit Group (-1590)
Kinderscout Grit Series (-3495)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Area  Kinder Scout, near Glossop, Derbyshire. 
Reference(s):
Bromehead, C E N and others, 1933. The geology of the country around Holmfirth and Glossop. Memoirs of the Geological Survey of Great Britain. 
Stevenson, I P and Gaunt, G D, 1971. Geology of the country around Chapel-en-le-Frith. Memoir of the Geological Survey of Great Britain, England and Wales, Sheet 99. 
Edwards, W and Trotter, F M, 1954. The Pennines and adjacent areas. British Regional Geology. 
Ramsbottom, W H C, Calver, M A, Eagar, R M C, Hodson, F, Holliday, D W, Stubblefield, C J and Wilson, R B. 1978. A correlation of the Silesian rocks in the British Isles. Geological Society of London, Special Report No.10. 
Hudson, R G S, 1938. The Carboniferous Rocks, "in" The geology of the country around Harrogate. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association, Vol.49, p.316. 
Hains, B A and Horton, A.1969. British Regional Geology: Central England. 3rd edition. (London: HMSO). 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
E099 E068 E111 E078 E142