The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Kirkburton Sandstone

Computer Code: KKBS Preferred Map Code: K
Status Code: Index Level
Age range: Langsettian Substage (CA) — Langsettian Substage (CA)
Lithological Description: A medium-bedded, very fine- to medium-grained, ripple cross-laminated, micaceous, buff to pale brown sandstone, interbedded with greenish grey siltstone.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Sharp upward change in a conformable succession from predominantly grey mudstone/siltstone to sandstone - base of first sandstone above the Black Bed Coal.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Sharp upward change in a conformable succession from sandstone to predominantly grey mudstone - top of last sandstone bed below the Crow Coal.
Thickness: 0 to 20m
Geographical Limits: Southeast of Huddersfield in Lepton [SE2030 1540] - Kirkburton [SE2450 0350] - Penistone [SE2450 0350] area West Yorkshire.
Parent Unit: Pennine Lower Coal Measures Formation (PLCM)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): Grenoside Rock
Reference Section  Elliot's Lepton Brickworks, Fenay Bridge Road, Lepton, West Yorkshire; 15m showing full succession. Chisholm, 2000a. 
Reference Section  Burton Den Quarries, Highburton, West Yorkshire; upper 14m of succession seen. Chisholm, 2000b. 
Chisholm, J I, 2000b. Geology of the Kirkburton area. British Geological Survey Technical Report WA/00/02. 
Chisholm, J I. 2000a. Geology of the Huddersfield east area. British Geological Survey Technical Report WA/00/01. 
Addison, R, Waters, C N and Chisholm, J I. 2005. Geology of the Huddersfield district - a brief explanation of the geological map Sheet 77 Huddersfield. Sheet Explanation of the British Geological Survey. 1:50 000 Sheet 77 Huddersfield (England and Wales). 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
E077 E070 E086