The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Medway River Terrace Deposits 1

Computer Code: ME1 Preferred Map Code: symb
Status Code: Full
Age range: Pleistocene Epoch (QP) — Holocene Epoch (QH)
Lithological Description: Sand and gravel, locally with lenses of silt, clay or peat. [Generic description]. Gravel characterized by clasts of Wealden sandstone, siltstone and, sporadically, flint.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Overlies bedrock.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Overlain by head and brickearth.
Thickness: Not specified.
Geographical Limits: Royal Tunbridge Wells district.
Parent Unit: Medway Valley Formation (MEVA)
Previous Name(s): First Terrace (-393)
River Terrace Deposits, 1 (Medway) (-2937)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Type Area  No exposures. However, low lying spreads of gravel, partially covered by head and brickearth, exist adjacent to the River Ouse near Fletchling. Bristow and Bazley, 1972. 
Bristow, C R and Bazley, R A. 1972. Geology of the country around Royal Tunbridge Wells. Memoir of the Geological Survey of Great Britain, sheet 303 (England and Wales). 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
E272 E288 E303