The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Kingsteignton Volcanic Group

Computer Code: KVG Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Full, pending ratification
Age range: Eifelian Age (DI) — Eifelian Age (DI)
Lithological Description: Spilitic lavas, interbedded dark green, spilitic tuffs and slates with lenses of limestone; some limestone is crinoidal.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Drawn at base of spilitic tuff of Kingsteignton Volcanic Group where it rests conformably on grey-green slates of the Nordon Slate.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Drawn at conformable upward passage from spilitic lava and tuff of the Kingsteignton Volcanic Group to grey limestone of the Chercombe Bridge Limestone.
Thickness: 195m approx.
Geographical Limits: Devon.
Parent Unit: Not Available (!)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Area  Chudleigh, Devon. 
Reference(s):
House, M R, Richardson, J B, Chaloner, W G, Allen, J R L, Holland, C H and Westoll, T S. 1977. A Correlation of Devonian rocks of the British Isles. Geological Society of London, Special Report No.8, Scottish Academic Press, Edinburgh. 
Selwood, E B, Edwards, R A, Simpson, S, Chesher, J A, Hamblin, R J O, Henson, M R, Riddolls, B W and Waters, R A. 1984. Geology of the countryside around Newton Abbot. Memoir of the British Geological Survey, Sheet 339 (England and Wales). 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
E339