The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Stanners Hill Pebble Bed

Computer Code: STHP Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Index Level
Age range: Ypresian Age (GY) — Ypresian Age (GY)
Lithological Description: The Stanners Hill Pebble Bed consists of cross-bedded glauconitic gravelly sand and gravel. The gravel is mainly composed of flint but some is made of quartz or of Lower Cretaceous chert (Dewey and Bromehead, 1915, p.55).
Definition of Lower Boundary: none recorded or not applicable
Definition of Upper Boundary: none recorded or not applicable
Thickness: The Stanners Hill Pebble Bed is up to about 4m thick.
Geographical Limits: The Stanners Hill Pebble Bed is probably confined to the Bracklesham Group outcrop in Surrey.
Parent Unit: Windlesham Formation (WIDS)
Previous Name(s): Basement Pebble Bed (Of The Upper Bagshot Beds) (-5093)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
none recorded or not applicable
Dewey, H, and Bromehead, C E N. 1915. The geology of the country around Windsor and Chertsey. Memoir of the Geological Survey of Great Britain, Sheet 269 (England and Wales). 
Ellison, R A and Williamson, I T. 1999. Geology of the Windsor and Bracknell district - a brief explanation of the geological map. Sheet Explanation of the British Geological Survey. 1:50 000 Sheet 269 Windsor (England and Wales). 
King, C. in prep. A revised correlation of Palaeogene and Neogene deposits in the British Isles. Geological Society of London Special Report. 
Aldiss, D.T., 2012. The stratigraphical framework for the Palaeogene successions of the London Basin, UK. British Geological Survey Open Report OR/12/004. Available from 
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