The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Sheep Bught Bed

Computer Code: SBH Preferred Map Code: SBH
Status Code: Full
Age range: Tournaisian Stage (CT) — Tournaisian Stage (CT)
Lithological Description: Fining upward cycles of white to grey sandstone sometimes conglomeratic (65% of succession), siltstone and shale.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Faulted.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Faulted.
Thickness: 120m
Geographical Limits: Coastal section at Sheep Bught.
Parent Unit: Wall Hill Member (WLH)
Previous Name(s): Sheep Bught Member (-514)
Sheep Bught Formation (Now Member) (-3018)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Section  Coastal section at Sheep Bught. 
Reference(s):
Deegan, C E. 1973. Tectonic control of sedimentation at the margin of a Carboniferous depositional basin in Kirkcudbrightshire. Scottish Journal of Geology, Vol. 9, p. 1 - 28. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
S005