The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

South Kent Catchments Subgroup

Computer Code: SKCAT Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Full
Age range: Pleistocene Epoch (QP) — Holocene Epoch (QH)
Lithological Description: Mainly river terrace sand and gravel and alluvial floodplain silt, silty clay and sand, together with related organic and mass movement deposits of the rivers Stour and Rother (Kent).
Definition of Lower Boundary: Unconformable on Cretaceous bedrock.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Ground surface.
Thickness: To 10m
Geographical Limits: The entire area covered by the catchments of south Kent (Stour, Rother and other rivers) that flow southwards from the North Downs to the English Channel.
Parent Unit: Britannia Catchments Group (BCAT)
Previous Name(s): Brook Formation (-3678)
Kentish Stour Formation (-1824)
Pegwell Formation (-4328)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Area  Mainly river terrace sand and gravel and alluvial floodplain silt, silty clay and sand, together with related organic and mass movement deposits of the catchments of the Stour and Rother (Kent) and other rivers and their tributaries that flow southwards from the North Downs to the English Channel. Gibbard, in Bowen, 1999. 59-61. 
Reference(s):
Gibbard, P L. 1999. South and southeast England. 59-61 in Bowen, D Q (Editor), A revised correlation of the Quaternary deposits in the British Isles. Geological Society of London Special Report No.23. 
McMillan, A A, Hamblin, R J O and Merritt, J W. 2005. An overview of the lithostratigraphical framework for the Quarternary and Neogene deposits of Great Britain (onshore). British Geological Survey Research Report RR/04/04. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
E303 E304 E305 E320