The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Lane Foot Sandstone

Computer Code: LFOS Preferred Map Code: LfoS
Status Code: Index Level
Age range: Kinderscoutian Substage (CK) — Kinderscoutian Substage (CK)
Lithological Description: Coarse-grained, cross-bedded, gritty sandstone.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Lower boundary taken where sandstone of Lane Foot Sandstone lies with a sharp base upon mudstone and siltstone of the Kirkbeck Member.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Upper boundary taken where sandstone of the Lane Foot Sandstone has a sharp top, overlain by fissile, dark grey micaceous siltstone of the Kirkbeck Member.
Thickness: Up to 55m (in Bentham Station Borehole SD66NE/1); generally less than 10m.
Geographical Limits: Known from the Bentham area, Lancashire. Not mapped east or south of SD66NE.
Parent Unit: Hebden Formation (HEBD)
Previous Name(s): Lane Foot Sandstone Member (-2898)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Section  Moulter Beck, about 160m south of Moulterbeck Farm, near Bentham, Lancashire. 
Reference Section  Stream section 200m north of High Bottom, near Bentham, Lancashire. 
Reference(s):
Ellison, R A, 1991. Geology of Bentham. British Geological Survey Technical Report, WA/91/83. 
Brandon, A, Aitkenhead, N, Crofts, R G, Ellison, R A, Evans, D J and Riley, JN J, 1998. Geology of the country around Lancaster. Memoir of the British Geological Survey, Sheet 59 (England and Wales). 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
E059