The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Moor Wood Sandstone Formation

Computer Code: MWF Preferred Map Code: MWF
Status Code: Full
Age range: Merioneth Series (EM) — Merioneth Series (EM)
Lithological Description: Massive to convoluted sandstone and siltstone, with interbedded wavy-bedded micaceous and shaly mudstone.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Transition, with decreasing content of arenaceous beds, from dark mudstones of the underlying Outwoods Formation.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Upwards transition into grey micaceous mudstone of Monks Park Formation.
Thickness: c. 15m (15.25m in reference section)
Geographical Limits: From Purley Chase Golf Course, extending northwestwards to just northeast of Merevale Hall (SP 3093 9451-2972 9764).
Parent Unit: Stockingford Shale Group (SSH)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Section  (Entire formation): Merevale No.1 Borehole (SP29NE/16) 377ft 4ins - 427ft 5ins. 
Reference(s):
Baldock, J W, 1991. Geology of the Hartshill and Stockingford districts, Nuneaton. British Geological Survey Technical Report, WA/91/60. 
Illing, V C, 1913. Recent discoveries in the Stockingford Shales near Nuneaton. Geological Magazine, Vol.10/5, p.452-453. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
E169 E155