The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Rudford Member

Computer Code: RDFD Preferred Map Code: symb
Status Code: Full
Age range: Pleistocene Epoch (QP) — Pleistocene Epoch (QP)
Lithological Description: Sand and gravel.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Generally interpreted as where fluvial deposits rest on bedrock or older superficial deposits.
Definition of Upper Boundary: The present day river terrace upper surface, which may be overlain by alluvium.
Thickness: Variable, up to 5 m thick.
Geographical Limits: The valley of the River Leadon.
Parent Unit: Glynch Valley Formation (GLVA)
Previous Name(s): Second (Worcester) Terrace Of The Severn (-1138)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Type Area  The Rudford area of the Leadon Valley. The Rudford Member is correlated with the Worcester Member (formerly Second Terrace deposits) of the Severn Valley Formation (Maddy, 1999). 
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). 
Maddy, D. 1999. English Midlands Chapter 3 in Bowen, D Q (Editor), A revised correlation of the 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:
none recorded or not applicable