The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Rougholme Point Conglomerate

Computer Code: RHP Preferred Map Code: RhP
Status Code: Pending Upgrade
Age range: Permian Period (P) — Permian Period (P)
Lithological Description: Limestone conglomerate - granule to cobble sized clasts with interbeds of red sandstone and some siltstone near base.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Unconformity; in type section it overlies Millstone Grit Group (Namurian) sandstone and mudstone with seatearths.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Top not seen, present-day erosion surface.
Thickness: At least 257m
Geographical Limits: Cark Peninsula, South Cumbria, to the south of the Cark Fault and west of the Humphrey Head Fault, extending southwards off-shore into Morecambe Bay.
Parent Unit: Appleby Group (APY)
Previous Name(s): Included In 'Brockram' (-3000)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Reference Section  Rougholme Point lies 1km NW of Humphrey Head, near Grange over Sands, Cumbria. 
Reference(s):
Johnson, E W, Soper, N J, Burgess, I C, Ball, D F, Beddoe-Stephens, B, Carruthers, R M, Fortey, N J, Hirons, S, Merritt, J W, Millward, D, Roberts, B, Walker, A B and Young, B. 2001. Geology of the country around Ulverston. Memoir of the British Geological Survey, England and Wales, Sheet 48. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
E048