The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Saugh Hill Grits Formation

Computer Code: SHSG Preferred Map Code: SHSG
Status Code: Full
Age range: Llandovery Epoch (SL) — Llandovery Epoch (SL)
Lithological Description: Grey-green, thickly bedded, gritty sandstone and shale.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Conformably overlies the Tralorg Shale Formation.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Conformably overlain by the Pencleuch Shale Formation.
Thickness: 180 - 365 m thick.
Geographical Limits: Girvan area, south-west Scotland.
Parent Unit: Newlands Subgroup (NEWL)
Previous Name(s): Saugh Hill Formation [Obsolete Name And Code: Use SHSG] (SHLF)
Saugh Hill Grits [Obsolete Name And Code: Use SHSG] (SHLG)
Saugh Hill Sandstones And Grits (-4324)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Section  Penwhapple Burn 
Reference(s):
Floyd, J D and Williams, M. 2003. A revised correlation of Silurian rocks in the Girvan district, SW Scotland. Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh: Earth Sciences, Vol. 93 (for 2002), 383-92. 
Lapworth, C, 1882. The Girvan Succession. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London, Vol. 38, 537-666. 
Cocks, L R M and Toghill, P, 1973. The biostratigraphy of the Silurian rocks of the Girvan District, Scotland. Journal of the Geological Society of London, Vol. 129, 209-243. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
S008