The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Newlands Subgroup

Computer Code: NEWL Preferred Map Code: NEWL
Status Code: Full
Age range: Rhuddanian Age (SR) — Aeronian Age (SA)
Lithological Description: Flaggy wacke sandstones, siltstones, and mudstones, plus conglomerate, grit and subsidiary thin limestones.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Unconformity at the base of the Mulloch Hill Conglomerate Fomation or the equivalent Craigskelly Conglmerate Formation on the Ardmillan Group.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Unconformably overlain by the Lower Camregan Grits Formation of the Dailly Subgroup.
Thickness: 1370 m thick.
Geographical Limits: The Girvan area of south-west Scotland.
Parent Unit: Girvan Group (GVN)
Previous Name(s): Woodland Beds [Obsolete Name And Code: Use NEWL] (WDB)
Penwhapple South Group [Obsolete Name: Use NEWL] (PSO)
Newlands Series (-185)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Area  Main outcrop between Girvan and Straiton. 
Type Area  Craighead Inlier, north-west of Girvan. 
Type Area  Coast sections, south-west of Girvan. 
Reference(s):
Floyd, J D and Williams, M. 2003. A revised correlation of Silurian rocks in the Girvan district, SW Scotland. Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh: Earth Sciences, Vol. 93 (for 2002), 383-92. 
Lapworth, C, 1882. The Girvan Succession. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London, Vol. 38, 537-666. 
Cocks, L R M and Toghill, P, 1973. The biostratigraphy of the Silurian rocks of the Girvan District, Scotland. Journal of the Geological Society of London, Vol. 129, 209-243. 
Cameron, I B, Stone, P and Smellie, J, 1986. Geology of the Country around Girvan. Explanation of 1:50 000 sheet. British Geological Survey, Sheet 7, Scotland. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
none recorded or not applicable