The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Monks Water Group

Computer Code: MKW Preferred Map Code: MKW
Status Code: Full
Age range: Wenlock Epoch (SW) — Early Devonian Epoch (DL)
Lithological Description: Conglomerate of well rounded quartzite pebbles (see Hareshaw Conglomerate) and reddish-brown to greyish-brown medium-grained sandstones (see Quarry Arenite). NOTE: Reference Sections; see component formations (Hareshaw Conglomerate and Quarry Arenite).
Definition of Lower Boundary: Base of Hareshaw Conglomerate.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Base of overlying Greywacke Conglomerate.
Thickness: c. 520m
Geographical Limits: Hagshaw Hills Lower Palaeozoic Inlier. Sheets 23W, 23E and 15W.
Parent Unit: Not Applicable (-)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
none recorded or not applicable
Rolfe, W D I, 1961. The Geology of the Hagshaw Hills Silurian Inlier, Lanarkshire. Transactions of the Edinburgh Geological Society, Vol.18, Part 3, 240-269. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
S023 S023 S015