The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Seacombe Sand Formation

Computer Code: SCMBS Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Full
Age range: Devensian Stage (QD) — Devensian Stage (QD)
Lithological Description: At Seacombe, a shell-rich sand with fine gravel, this deposit contains boulders and cobbles of till; developed as a foraminifera-rich till at Crosby and Blackpool.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Details unknown.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Overlain unconformably by till at the type locality at Seacombe.
Thickness: 0 to 45m
Geographical Limits: North Wirral and the Liverpool Bay coast.
Parent Unit: British Coastal Deposits Group (COAS)
Previous Name(s): Seacombe Formation (-1167)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Section  Seacombe. Reade, 1894. 
Reference(s):
Thomas, G S P. 1999. Northern England. 91-98 in Bowen, D Q (Editor), A revised correlation of Quaternary and Neogene deposits in the British Isles. Geological Society Special Report No.23. 
Reade, T M. 1894. An ancient glacial shore. Geological Magazine, Vol.1(2). 76-77. 
Reade, T M. 1895. Foraminiferal boulder clay at Great Crosby and at Blackpool. Proceedings of the Liverpool Geological Society, Vol.7, 387-390. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
none recorded or not applicable