The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Solway Esk River Terrace Deposits, 1 Member

Computer Code: SE1 Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Pending Upgrade
Age range: Holocene Epoch (QH) — Holocene Epoch (QH)
Lithological Description: Grey pebbly sand (less than 3m thick)on reddish brown, interbedded silty sand, silt and clay (less than 4m thick), on reddish brown sand and gravel.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Sharp undulating, erosional contact on reddish brown, clayey, sandstone-rich diamicton of the Gretna Till Formation or bedrock.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Ground surface, generally up to 3.5m above the floodplain.
Thickness: Up to 7m (see lithology description).
Geographical Limits: Valley of the River Esk.
Parent Unit: Solway Esk Valley Formation (SESKV)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
none recorded or not applicable
Reference(s):
Dixon, E E L, Maden J, Trotter, F M, Hollingworth, M A and Tonks, L H. 1926. The geology of the Carlisle, Longtown and Silloth District. Memoir of the Geological Survey of England and Wales. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
E011 E017 S011