The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Solway Esk River Terrace Deposits , 2 Member

Computer Code: SE2 Preferred Map Code: E2
Status Code: Pending Upgrade
Age range: Holocene Epoch (QH) — Holocene Epoch (QH)
Lithological Description: Sand and gravel, well sorted, brown. reddish brown clayey sand and gravel, commonly passing upwards into reddish brown, pebbly silty sand.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Sharp, undulating, erosional contact, mainly on reddish brown, clayey, sandstone-rich diamicton of the Gretna Till Formation or on bedrock.
Definition of Upper Boundary: The present ground surface, generally up to 6m above floodplain level.
Thickness: Up to 12 m thick.
Geographical Limits: The valley of the River Esk downstream of Mumbie Cottages, Canonbie, Dumfries-shire.
Parent Unit: Solway Esk Valley Formation (SESKV)
Previous Name(s): River Terrace Deposits, 2 (Solway Esk) (-1172)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Area  The valley of the River Esk, downstream of Canonbie, Dumfriesshire. Dixon et a.l, 1926. 
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 S010 S011 S006