The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Scalford Sandstone Formation

Computer Code: SFDS Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Full
Age range: Late Devonian Epoch (DU) — Tournaisian Stage (CT)
Lithological Description: Redish-brown, brown or green, fine- to medium-grained calcareous sandstone, brown, red and purple, blocky to fissle siltstone and grey, blocky mudstone.
Definition of Lower Boundary: The base has has not been proved, is likely to be an unconformity upon Lower Palaeozoic strata.
Definition of Upper Boundary: The top is taken at the type locality where the calcareous sandstones, siltstones and mudstones of the Scalford Sandstone Formation are in tectonic contact with the overlying mudstone and thin limestone of the Widmerpool Formation.
Thickness: At least 123.7m
Geographical Limits: Only proved at the type locality, but may occupy other eastern parts of the Hathern Shelf.
Parent Unit: Not Applicable (-)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Partial Type Section  Scalford No.1 Borehole [SK72SE/30] 500m east of the Glossoms Farm, Scalford, near Melton Mowbray [SK7745 2299]: Formation proved from 1069.54 to 945.8m depth; base not proved. 
Reference(s):
Carney, J N, Ambrose, K, Brandon, A, Royles, C P, Lewis, M A, and Sheppard, H. 2004. Geology of the country around Melton Mowbray. Sheet Description of the British Geological Survey, 1:50 000 Series Sheet 142 Melton Mowbray (England and Wales). 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
E142