The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Kirklinton Sandstone Formation [Obsolete Name And Code: Use HEY]

Computer Code: KIS Preferred Map Code: KIS
Status Code: Index Level
Age range: Triassic Period (T) — Triassic Period (T)
Lithological Description: Fine- to medium-grained red, locally white, strongly cross-bedded sandstone with abundent millet-seed grains.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Conformable base on St Bees Sandstone.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Conformably overlain by Stanwix Shales Formation.
Thickness: Up to about 90m
Geographical Limits: BGS sheets 11, 16, 18, 22 and 23
Parent Unit: none recorded or not applicable
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Reference Section  Small exposures in cliffs at Rockcliffe. 
Type Area  Small outcrops in river banks north of Longtown. 
Reference(s):
Howard, A S, Warrington, G, Ambrose, K, and Rees, J G. 2008. A formational framework for the Mercia Mudstone Group (Triassic) of England and Wales. British Geological Survey Research Report, RR/08/04. 
Eastwood,T, Hollingworth, S E, Rose, W C C and Trotter, F M. 1968. Geology of the country around Cockermouth and Caldbeck. Memoir of the Geological Survey of Great Britain, England and Wales, Sheet 23. 
Holmes, 1899. The geology of the country around Carlisle. Memoir of the Geological Survey. 
Dixon, E E L, Maden J, Trotter, F M, Hollingworth, M A and Tonks, L H. 1926. The geology of the Carlisle, Longtown and Silloth District. Memoir of the Geological Survey of England and Wales. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
E012 E023 E022 E018 E011 E017 S006