The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Peel Place Sand And Gravel Member

Computer Code: PPSG Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Full
Age range: Devensian Stage (QD) — Devensian Stage (QD)
Lithological Description: Well bedded cross-stratified gravel and sand that typically forms upward coarsening sequences. Clasts are generally rounded to well rounded and comprise a mixture of Permo-Triassic and Carboniferous rocks, as well as igneous and metamorphic rocks derived from the Lake District. Deposit fines downwards into horizontally bedded sand with horizontal and climbing ripple lamination.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Generally conformable on the Fishgarth Wood Till Member of the Gosforth Glacigenic Formation in the Drigg Hall Carleton area; on the How Man Till Member between St Bees and Braystones and on the Rothersyke Till Member in the Ehenside area.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Unconformably overlain by Holocene deposits such as Blown Sand and by Late Glacial to Holocene peats near its type site.
Thickness: To 20m
Geographical Limits: Western Cumbria within (seaward of) the limit of the Gosforth Oscillation. Typically on the coastal lowlands between Gosforth, Seascale and Drigg. 1:50k Sheet 37 Gosforth.
Parent Unit: Gosforth Glacigenic Formation (GOGL)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Partial Type Section  Western face of Peel Place Sand and Gravel Pit and adjacent BGS trial pit (Log NY00SE CA 684 in Nirex Report 768), west of the A595 trunk road c.2.5km south of Gosforth, Cumbria. Nirex Science Report SA/97/045 (Issue 2.0) 1997. 
Partial Type Section  Section and adjacent BGS trial pit (Log NY00SE CA 694 in Nirex Report 768) in Newton Sand Pit west of the A595 trunk road and north of the B5344, c.1km northnortheast of Seascale, Cumbria. Nirex Science Report SA/97/045 (Issue 2.0) 1997. 
Reference(s):
Walker, M J C. 2004. A Lateglacial pollen record from Hallsenna Moor, near Seascale, northwest England, with evidence for arid conditions during the Loch Lomond (Younger Dryas) Stadial and early Holocene. Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society, Vol.55, 33-42. 
Merrit, J W and Auton, C A. 2000. An outline of the lithostratigraphy and depositional history of Quaternary deposits in the Sellafield district, west Cumbria. Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society, Vol.53, 129-154 
Merritt, J W and Auton, C A. 1997. Quaternary lithostratigraphy of the Sellafield district. Nirex Science Report SA/97/045 (Issue 2.0). [Report prepared for UK Nirex Ltd. 69pp, 5 tables, 20 figures, 14 enclosures and one appendix.] 
Merritt, J W, Auton, C A, Browne, M A E, Neilson, G and McMillan, A A. 1995. Characterisation of the onshore Quaternary deposits around Sellafield, Cumbria, Phase II. Nirex Science Report 768. 
Trotter, F M, Hollingworth, S E, Eastwood T and Rose, W C C. 1937. Gosforth District. Geological Survey Memoir, England and Wales, Sheet 37. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
none recorded or not applicable