The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

New Inn Sand And Gravel Member

Computer Code: NIT Preferred Map Code: symb
Status Code: Full
Age range: Pleistocene Epoch (QP) — Pleistocene Epoch (QP)
Lithological Description: Predominantly cold phase sands and gravels that underlie the Avon Third Terrace of Tomlinson (1925) and of BGS maps. Dominated by clasts of "Bunter" quartz/quartzite lihtologies with subordinate flint. Locally includes organic Eckington Bed (or New Inn Fossil Bed) at base, which is assigned to MIS 5e. Correlation with members of Severn Valley Formation problematical. See Compiler's Notes under Supplementary Information.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Unconformable, commonly channelled base, resting on Lower Jurassic or Triassic bedrock.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Ground surface.
Thickness: 0 to c.3m
Geographical Limits: Avon Valley from Wasperton (just downstream of Warwick) to Tewkesbury.
Parent Unit: Warwickshire Avon Valley Formation (AVON)
Previous Name(s): Avon Third Terrace Deposits (-2956)
New Inn Member (-4219)
No.3 Terrace Deposits (-3581)
Third Terrace Deposits (-3582)
New Inn Terrace Deposits (Warwickshire Avon) (-1085)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Section  New Inn Orchard Trial Pit southeast of Cropthorne, near Evesham. Maddy et al.,1991. 
Reference(s):
Old R A, Hamblin, R J O, Ambrose, K, and Warrington G. 1991. Geology of the country around Redditch. Memoir of the British Geological Survey, Sheet 183 (England and Wales). 
Keen, D H and Bridgland, D R. 1986. An interglacial fauna from Avon No 3 Terrace at Eckington, Worcestershire. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association, Vol.97, 69-93. 
Williams, B J and Whittaker, A. 1974. Geology of the country around Stratford-upon-Avon and Evesham. Memoir of the Geological Survey of Great Britain Sheet 200 (England and Wales). 
Barclay, W J, Ambrose K, Chadwick, R A and Pharaoh, T C. 1997. Geology of the country around Worcester. Memoir of the British Geological Survey, Sheet 199 (England and Wales). 
Edmonds, E A, Poole, E G and Wilson, V. 1965. Geology of the country around Banbury and and Edge Hill. Memoir of the Geological Survey of Great Britain, Sheet 201 (England and Wales). 
Maddy, D, Keen, D H, Bridgland, D R and Green, C P. 1991. A revised model for the Pleistocene development of the River Avon, Warwickshire. Journal of the Geological Society of London, Vol.148, 473-484. 
Old, R A, Sumbler, M G and Ambrose, K, 1987. Geology of the country around Warwick. Memoir of the British Geological Survey, Sheet 184 (England and Wales). 
Shotton, F W. 1953. The Pleistocene deposits of the area between Coventry, Rugby and Leamington and their bearing on the topographic development of the Midlands. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol.B237, 209-260. 
Tomlinson, M E. 1925. The river terraces of the lower valley of the Warwickshire Avon. Quarterley Journal of the Geological Society of London. Vol.81, 137-169. 
Worssam, B C, Ellison, R A and Moorlock, B S P. 1989. Geology of the country around Tewkesbury. Memoir of the British Geological Survey, Sheet 216 (England and Wales). 
Bowen, D Q. 1999. A revised correlation of Quaternary deposits in the British Isles. Geological Society Special Report, No. 23. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
E199 E183 E184 E200 E201 E216