The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Kentish Sands Member

Computer Code: KNTS Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Full
Age range: Thanetian Age (GT) — Thanetian Age (GT)
Lithological Description: The Kentish Sands Member mostly comprises silty fine-grained sand, becoming more clayey downwards. It is mainly non-calcareous.
Definition of Lower Boundary: none recorded or not applicable
Definition of Upper Boundary: none recorded or not applicable
Thickness: none recorded or not applicable
Geographical Limits: Mid-Kent westwards.
Parent Unit: Thanet Formation (TAB)
Previous Name(s): Kentish Sands (-5086)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
none recorded or not applicable
Reference(s):
Aldiss, D.T., 2012. The stratigraphical framework for the Palaeogene successions of the London Basin, UK. British Geological Survey Open Report OR/12/004. Available from http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/17121/. 
King, C. in prep. A revised correlation of Palaeogene and Neogene deposits in the British Isles. Geological Society of London Special Report. 
Daley, B. 1999. London Basin: eastern localities, In: Daley, B., Balson, P. (Eds.), British Tertiary Stratigraphy. Geological Conservation Review Series 15, pp. 23-72. 
Ward, D J, 1977. The Thanet Beds exposure at Pegwell Bay, Kent. Tertiary Research, Vol.1, p.69-76. 
Haynes, J. 1956. Certain smaller British Paleocene foraminifera. Contributions from the Cushman Foundation for foraminiferal research, Vol. 7, 79-101. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
none recorded or not applicable