The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Quinton Peat Formation

Computer Code: QUIP Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Full
Age range: Hoxnian Stage (QX) — Hoxnian Stage (QX)
Lithological Description: Peat, organic sand, silt and humic clay with root traces and drifted wood.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Overlies Nurseries Glacigenic Formation (Albion Glacigenic Group) at Quinton and Nechells.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Overlain by Ridgacre Formation (Albion Glacigenic Group) at Quinton and Nechells.
Thickness: Up to 15m.
Geographical Limits: Quinton and Nechells districts of Birmingham.
Parent Unit: Britannia Catchments Group (BCAT)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Section  Quinton near Birmingham. Horton 1974, 1989 
Reference(s):
Powell, J H, Glover, B W and Waters, C N. 2000. Geology of the Birmingham area. Memoir of British Geological Survey Sheet 168 (England and Wales). 
Horton, A. 1989. Quinton. 69-76 in Keen, D H (editor), The Pleistocene of the West Midlands. Field Guide. [Cambridge: Quaternary Research Association.] 
Kelly, M R. 1964. The Middle Pleistocene of North Birmingham. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol.B247, 533-592. 
Duigan, S L. 1956. Pollen analysis of the Nechells interglacial deposits, Birmingham. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London, Vol.112, 373-391. 
Horton, A. 1974. The sequence of Pleistocene deposits proved during the construction of the Birmingham motorways. Report of the Institute of Geological Sciences, No.74/22. (London:HMSO). 
Shotton, F W and Osbourne, P J. 1965. The fauna of the Hoxnian interglacial deposits of Nechells, Birmingham. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol. B248, 353-378. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
none recorded or not applicable