The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Kempton Park Gravel Member

Computer Code: KPGR Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Full
Age range: Devensian Stage (QD) — Devensian Stage (QD)
Lithological Description: Sand and gravel, locally with lenses of silt, clay or peat. [Generic description].
Definition of Lower Boundary: Rests on bedrock geology of London Clay, or Woolwich and Reading Beds.
Definition of Upper Boundary: At surface.
Thickness: Average thickness 6m, but much thicker where infilling deep hollows.
Geographical Limits: Thames Valley and associated tributaries.
Parent Unit: Maidenhead Formation (MNHD)
Previous Name(s): Kempton Park Gravel Member (KPGR)
Upper Floodplain Terrace (-4737)
Kempton Park Member (-2879)
Flood Plain Gravel (FPGR)
Kempton Park Gravel (-350)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Section  Kempton Park, former gravel workings at Kempton Park Racecourse. Bowen, 1999. 
Reference(s):
McMillan, A A, Hamblin, R J O and Merritt, J W. 2005. An overview of the lithostratigraphical framework for the Quarternary and Neogene deposits of Great Britain (onshore). British Geological Survey Research Report RR/04/04. 
Strange, P J, 1992. A new nomenclature for the River Terrace Deposits of North London. British Geological Survey Technical Report, WA/92/52. 
Ellison, R A, Woods, M A, Allen, D J, Forster, A, Pharaoh, T C and King, C. 2004. Geology of London. Memoir of the British Geological Survey, Sheets 256 (North London), 257 (Romford), 270 (South London), 271 (Dartford) (England and Wales). 
Bowen, D Q. 1999. A revised correlation of Quaternary deposits in the British Isles. Geological Society Special Report, No. 23. 
Gibbard, P L and others. 1982. Middle Devensian river deposits beneath the 'Upper Floodplain' terrace of the River Thames at Kempton Park, Sunbury, Surrey. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association. Vol.93, 275-290. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
E269 E285 E256 E257 E268