The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Scarle Sand And Gravel Member

Computer Code: SCSG Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Full
Age range: Pleistocene Epoch (QP) — Pleistocene Epoch (QP)
Lithological Description: Predominantly cold-phase sands and gravels that underlie the Scarle Terrace. Gravel dominated by rounded pebbles of "Bunter" quartz/quartzite with subordinate subangular flint, and rarer Triassic sandstone, Lias limestone, etc. Infills a shallow channel diverging from the Trent at Collingham and extending northnortheastwards to North Scarle where it is apparently truncated by the Kirkstead Sand and Gravel Member. Surface is c.3 to 4m above the Trent floodplain, and up to c.2m above the adjoining Kirkstead/Holme Pierrepont Terrace. Correlated with Beeston Sand and Gravel Member (Trent Valley Formation), and Fulbeck Sand and Gravel Member (Proto-Trent).
Definition of Lower Boundary: Unconformable, commonly channelled base, resting on pre-Quaternary bedrock.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Ground surface.
Thickness: 0 to c.6m
Geographical Limits: Currently only known in Type Area (on Sheet 114; see Brandon and Sumbler, 1988, Fig.1): possibly remnants might occur elsewhere on BGS Sheet 113 and possibly on sheets 114 and 102.
Parent Unit: Trent Valley Formation (TRVA)
Previous Name(s): Scarle Member (-3023)
Scarle Sand And Gravel (-4874)
Floodplain Terrace (-325)
River Gravel (RGR)
Older River Sand And Gravel (ORSG)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Type Area  Between Collingham and North Scarle [SK 840 670]. Brandon and Sumbler. 1988. 
Brandon, A and Sumbler, M G. 1988. An Ipswichian fluvial deposit at Fulbeck, Lincolnshire and the chronology of the Trent terraces. Journal of Quaternary Science, Vol.3, 127-133. 
Edwards, W N, 1967. Geology of the country around Ollerton (2nd edition). Memoir of the Geological Survey of Great Britain, sheet 113 (England and Wales). 
Howard, A J. 1992. The Quaternary Geology and geomorphology of the area between Newark and Lincoln. Unpublished PhD Thesis, University of Derby. 
Bowen, D Q. 1999. A revised correlation of Quaternary deposits in the British Isles. Geological Society Special Report, No. 23. 
Gozzard, J R. 1975. The sand and gravel resources of the country around Besthorpe, Nottinghamshire: description of 1:25 000 resource sheet SK86 and part of SK76. Mineral Assessment Report, Institute of Geological Sciences, No.17. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
E113 E114