The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Meadowtown Formation

Computer Code: MTN Preferred Map Code: Mtn
Status Code: Pending Upgrade
Age range: Abereiddian Stage (O2) — Abereiddian Stage (O2)
Lithological Description: Variable sequence of calcareous sandstones and shales.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Overlies Betton Shale Formation.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Underlies Rorrington Shale Formation.
Thickness: Not defined.
Geographical Limits: Not defined.
Parent Unit: Not Entered (?)
Previous Name(s): Meadowtown Beds (-4786)
Meadowtown Limestone Beds (-1072)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
none recorded or not applicable
Reference(s):
Whittard, W F. 1931. The geology of the Ordovician and Valentian rocks of the Shelve Country, Shropshire. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association, Vol.42, 322-344. 
Lapworth, C . 1887. The Ordovician rocks of Shropshire. British Association for the Advancement of Science. Report for 1886. Birmingham Meeting 662. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
E165