The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Sicklesmere Member

Computer Code: SKLM Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Full
Age range: Quaternary Period (Q) — Quaternary Period (Q)
Lithological Description: Sequence of organic muds with plant remains and wood. Pollen analysis shows a spectrum with Pinus, Abies, Alnus, Tilia and Corylus (West, 1981).
Definition of Lower Boundary: The member unconformably overlies chalk rich till.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Overlain by sandy clay with flints (presumed brickearth).
Thickness: Up to 3.5m.
Geographical Limits: Small basin in till confined to the vicinity of Oak's Kiln Pit, Sicklesmere.
Parent Unit: Lark Valley Formation (LKVY)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Type Section  Boreholes at Oak's Kiln Pit, Sicklesmere,Suffolk. West, 1981 
West, R G. 1981. A contribution to the Pleistocene of Suffolk; an interglacial site at Sicklesmere, near Bury St.Edmunds. In (Neale, John; Flenley & John; eds) The Quaternary in Britain; essays, reviews and original work on the Quaternary published in honour of Lewis Penny on his retirement. Pergamon Press, Oxford,United Kingdom, 43-48. 
Bowen, D Q. 1999. A revised correlation of Quaternary deposits in the British Isles. Geological Society Special Report, No. 23. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
none recorded or not applicable