The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Knuckton Shell Beds

Computer Code: KTSB Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Index Level
Age range: Pendleian Substage (CE) — Pendleian Substage (CE)
Lithological Description: Calcareous mudstone and siltstone with shelly fossils.
Definition of Lower Boundary: none recorded or not applicable
Definition of Upper Boundary: none recorded or not applicable
Thickness: 1m
Geographical Limits: Brough area and the northern part of the Barnard Castle sheet.
Parent Unit: Stainmore Formation (SMGP)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
none recorded or not applicable
Reference(s):
Burgess, I C and Holliday, D W. 1979. Geology of the country around Brough-under-Stainmore. Memoir for 1:50 000 geological sheet 31 and parts of sheets 25 and 30. Geological Survey of Great Britain (England and Wales). [London: HMSO.] 131pp. 
Mills, D A C. and Hull, J H. 1976. Geology of the country around Barnard Castle. Memoir of the Geological Survey of Great Britain. HMSO. 385pp. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
E031 E032