The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Moorhowe Formation

Computer Code: MHO Preferred Map Code: MHo
Status Code: Full
Age range: Gorstian Age (SG) — Gorstian Age (SG)
Lithological Description: Interbedded siltstone and laminated hemipelagite.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Conformably overlies the Poolscar Formation.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Conformably overlain by the Yewbank Formation.
Thickness: 90-140m
Geographical Limits: Southern Lake District and northwest Pennines.
Parent Unit: Coniston Group (CTG)
Previous Name(s): Moorhowe Member (-1065)
Longsleddale Siltstones (-4795)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Area  Northern slopes of Moorhowe between Troutbeck Bridge and Borrans Reservoir. 
Reference(s):
Kneller, B C. 1990. The Wenlock rocks of sheet 38 (Ambleside). British Geological Survey Technical Report, WA/90/64 
Lawrence, D J D, Webb, B C, Young, B and White, D E. 1986. The geology of the Late Ordovician and Silurian rocks (Windermere Group) in the area around Kentmere and Crook. Includes map, 1:25,000 series, Parts of Sheets NY40 and SD49 Kentmere and Crook, Solid and Drift Geology. Report of the British Geological Survey, 18/5. 
Moseley F. 1984. Lower Palaeozoic lithostratigraphical classification in the English Lake District. Geological Journal, Vol. 19, p. 239-247. 
Marr J E. 1892. On the Wenlock and Ludlow strata of the Lake District. Geological Magazine, Vol. 9, p 534-541. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
E038 E039 E048