The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Spy Wood Sandstone Formation

Computer Code: SPW Preferred Map Code: SpW
Status Code: Pending Upgrade
Age range: Caradoc Series (O4) — Caradoc Series (O4)
Lithological Description: Calcareous quartz mudstone.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Overlies Rorrington Shale Formation.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Underlies Aldress Shale.
Thickness: Not defined.
Geographical Limits: Not defined.
Parent Unit: Chirbury Group (CBY)
Previous Name(s): Spy Wood Member (-2443)
Spy Wood Grit (-4341)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
none recorded or not applicable
Reference(s):
Whittard, W F. 1931. The geology of the Ordovician and Valentian rocks of the Shelve Country, Shropshire. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association, Vol.42, 322-344. 
Lapworth, C . 1887. The Ordovician rocks of Shropshire. British Association for the Advancement of Science. Report for 1886. Birmingham Meeting 662. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
E165