The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Spouty Dennans Bed

Computer Code: SPD Preferred Map Code: SPD
Status Code: Full
Age range: Tournaisian Stage (CT) — Visean Stage (CV)
Lithological Description: Purple and grey conglomeratic sandstones passing upwards into red siltstones, marls and cornstones.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Faulted.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Faulted.
Thickness: 18m
Geographical Limits: Coastal section at Spouty Dennans.
Parent Unit: Orroland Member (ORR)
Previous Name(s): Spouty Dennans Formation (-537)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Section  Coastal section at Spouty Dennans. 
Reference(s):
Deegan, C E. 1973. Tectonic control of sedimentation at the margin of a Carboniferous depositional basin in Kirkcudbrightshire. Scottish Journal of Geology, Vol. 9, p. 1 - 28. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
S005