The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Medway River Terrace Deposits 2

Computer Code: ME2 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. Includes locally derived silt horizons.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Overlies bedrock.
Definition of Upper Boundary: At surface, or locally overlain by head and brickearth.
Thickness: Around 1.8m
Geographical Limits: Royal Tunbridge Wells district.
Parent Unit: Medway Valley Formation (MEVA)
Previous Name(s): River Terrace Deposits, 2 (Medway) (-4187)
Second Terrace (-4785)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Type Area  Gravel spreads of the Medway River Terrace Deposit 2 occur on both sides of the River Medway in the region of Ashurst. The base of the gravel lies at about 42.7m OD. 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). 
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