The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Kidderminster Station Member

Computer Code: KRT Preferred Map Code: symb
Status Code: Full
Age range: Wolstonian Stage (QO) — Wolstonian Stage (QO)
Lithological Description: Gravel composed of Triassic derived quartzites with flint, Welsh erratics and locally derived material.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Where river deposits rest on bedrock, or glacial deposits.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Present day terrace flat.
Thickness: Up to 5m
Geographical Limits: River Severn Basin from Chepstow to Bewdley.
Parent Unit: Severn Valley Formation (SEVN)
Previous Name(s): Kidderminster Terrace (-2882)
Fourth Terrace (River Severn) (-1006)
Kidderminster Terrace Deposits (River Severn) (-351)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Section  Yates Gravel Pit near Kidderminster Station. 
Reference(s):
Dawson, M, Bryant, I D, 1987. Three-dimensional facies geometry in Pleistocene outwash sediments, Worcestershire, United Kingdom. International Fluvial Sedimentology Conference, 3rd, 1985,Colorado Recent developments in fluvial sedimentology Tulsa, Society of Economic Palaeontologists and Mineralogists, Special Publication 39, p191-196. 
Wills, L J, 1938. The Pleistocene development of the Severn from Bridgnorth to the Sea. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society, 94, 161-242. 
Maddy, D, Green, C P, Lewis, S G and Bowen, D Q. 1995. Pleistocene Geology of the lower Severn Valley, UK. Quaternary Science Reviews, Vol 14, 209 - 222. 
Barclay, W J, Ambrose K, Chadwick, R A and Pharaoh, T C. 1997. Geology of the country around Worcester. Memoir of the British Geological Survey, Sheet 199 (England and Wales). 
Dawson, M R. 1989. The Severn valley south of Bridgnorth. 78-100 in Keen, D H (Editor), The Pleistocene of the West Midlands. Field Guide. [Cambridge: Quaternary Research Association.] 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
E167 E182 E199 E216 E234 E250