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
Type Area  Small outcrops in river banks north of Longtown. 
Reference Section  Small exposures in cliffs at Rockcliffe. 
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. 
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. 
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. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
E023 E022 E018 E011 E017 S006 E012