The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Shap Village Limestone Formation

Computer Code: SHVI Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Full
Age range: Chadian Substage (CI) — Chadian Substage (CI)
Lithological Description: Comprises grainstone, oolite, calcarenite, dolostone, sandstone, siltstone, mudstone and conglomerate lithologies.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Algal band at the top of the Stone Gill Limestone Formation, or the base of the first significant limestone bed above the Marsett Formation mudstone conglomerate.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Disconformity at the base of the overlying Ashfell Sandstone Formation.
Thickness: From 40 to 150m.
Geographical Limits: Between the Anne's Well Fault in the south, and the Kirk Rigg Fault to the north, in the Shap and Penrith district of Edenside.
Parent Unit: Ravenstonedale Group (RVS)
Previous Name(s): Shap Limestone (-524)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Section  The Force Beck Stream section, south of Shap village, between the railway bridge and Waters Farm. Garwood 1913. 
Reference(s):
Garwood, E J. 1913. The Lower Carboniferous succession in the north-west of England. Journal of the Geological Society, London, Vol.68 (for 1912), 449-586. 
Ashton, P R. 1971. Carboniferous Basement Rocks of Northern Britain. Unpublished PhD thesis, University of Durham. 
Dakyns, J R, Tiddeman, R H and Goodchild J G. 1897. The geology of the country between Appleby, Ullswater and Haweswater. Memoir of the Geological Survey of Great Britain, Sheet 30 (England and Wales). 
McCormac, M, 2001. The Upper Palaeozoic rocks of the Shap and Penrith district, Edenside, Cumbria. British Geological Survey Research Report, RR/01/10. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
E030