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
Stratotypes:
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. 
Reference(s):
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. 
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 Unpublished MPhil thesis, University of London. 
Bowen, D Q. 1999. A revised correlation of Quaternary deposits in the British Isles. Geological Society Special Report, No. 23. 
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. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
none recorded or not applicable