The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Scandal Beck Peat Bed

Computer Code: SBPT Preferred Map Code: SB
Status Code: Full
Age range: Devensian Stage (QD) — Devensian Stage (QD)
Lithological Description: Organic mud passing upwards into interbedded organic sand, gravel and compressed peat containing twigs of hazel and pine.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Not observed, but lying stratigraphically above yellowish brown, sandstone-rich diamicton.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Sharp, planar, unconformable contact, or intercalated glacitectonic junction with overlying yellowish brown, sandstone-rich diamicton correlated with the Gillcambon Till Formation.
Thickness: At least 4m
Geographical Limits: The Vale of Eden, Cumbria.
Parent Unit: Gillcambon Till Formation (GCBTI)
Previous Name(s): Scandal Beck Formation (-2410)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Type Section  West bank of the Scandal Beck near Brunt Hill Farm at the southern edge of the Vale of Eden drumlin field. Mitchell, 2002. 
Carter, P A, Johnson, G A L and Turner, J. 1978. An interglacial deposit at Scandal Beck, northwest England. New Phytologist, Vol.81, 785-90. 
Mitchell, W. 2002. Scandal Beck. 62-65 in Huddart, D and Glasser, N F (editors), Quaternary of Northern England. Geological Conservation Review Series, No.25. [Peterborough: Joint Nature Conservation Committee.] 745pp. 
Bowen, D Q. 1999. A revised correlation of Quaternary deposits in the British Isles. Geological Society Special Report, No. 23. 
Letzer, J M. 1978. The glacial geomorphology of the region bounded by Shap Fells, Stainmore and the Howgill Fells in east Cumbria. Unpublished MPhil thesis, University of London. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
none recorded or not applicable