The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Shawell Sand And Gravel

Computer Code: SLSG Preferred Map Code: symb
Status Code: Index Level
Age range: Anglian Stage (QA) — Anglian Stage (QA)
Lithological Description: Yellow,orange and grey medium- to coarse-grained cross-bedded sand with subordinate lenses or sheets of flinty gravel.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Not seen, probably sharp and locally erosional on the underlying Oadby Till.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Sharp contact with an overlying sheet of the Oadby Till.
Thickness: Variable, locally at least 11m around Shawell.
Geographical Limits: Patchy outcrops extend from around Newton (SK 53 78) northwards to around Lutterworth (SK 53 86).
Parent Unit: Not Applicable (-)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Area  Around Shawell in Warwickshire, where it was formerly exposed in quarries. 
Reference(s):
Bridge, D McC, Carney, J N, Lawley, R S and Rushton, A W A. 1998. Geology of the country around Coventry and Nuneaton. Memoir of the British Geological Survey, Sheet 169 (England and Wales). 
Sumbler, M G. 1983. A new look at the type Wolstonian glacial deposits of Central England. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association, Vol. 94, 23 - 31. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
E184 E169