The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

River Terrace Deposits: Ipswichian

Computer Code: RTDI Preferred Map Code: Symbol
Status Code: Pending Upgrade
Age range: Ipswichian Stage (QI) — Ipswichian Stage (QI)
Lithological Description: Stourbridge: Sand and pebbly sand with gravel lenses.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Stourbridge: Erosive base on bedrock (Sherwood Sandstone Group).
Definition of Upper Boundary: Ground surface; top not seen.
Thickness: Stourbridge: 3m.
Geographical Limits: River terrace deposits are found in isolated areas south of the Devensian ice-front, including the Ouse-Nene Catchment of Eastern England, the Trent Catchment of the East Midlands, the Avon Catchment of Warwickshire, the Thames Catchment and South Kent Catchment. These units have been formally defined. Isolated terrace remnants at Amblecote, Stourbridge have not been formally defined.
Parent Unit: Not Entered (?)
Previous Name(s): Interglacial Terrace Deposits (-4308)
Alternative Name(s): Stourbridge Beds
Stratotypes:
Reference Section  Section seen in site of former quarry, with 3m of sand and pebbly sand resting unconformably upon 4m of red sandstone. Boulton (1917). 
Reference(s):
Maddy, D. 1997. Midlands drainage development. 7-18 in The Quaternary of the South Midlands & the Welsh Marches: Field Guide. Lewis, S, G. and Maddy, D. (editors). Quaternary Research Association. 
Powell, J H, Glover, B W and Waters, C N, 1992. A Geological background for planning and development in the `Black Country'. British Geological Survey Technical Report WA/92/33. 
Boulton, W S. 1917. Mammalian remains in the Glacial Gravels at Stourbridge. Proceedings of the Birmingham Natural History and Philosophical Society, Vol. 4, 107. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
E167