The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Sutton Sand Formation

Computer Code: SUTN Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Full
Age range: Devensian Stage (QD) — Holocene Epoch (QH)
Lithological Description: Fine-grained silty sand.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Unconformable on older superficial deposits, mainly Devensian glacial lake deposits (eg, Alne Formation at type locality) and glacial till or underlying bedrock.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Present land surface.
Thickness: To about 7m
Geographical Limits: Vale of York from near Hutton Sessay [448707 475623], to Sutton-on-the-Forest, southwards into the area east of Doncaster and in Lincolnshire to the west of Scunthorpe [Gaunt, 1994].
Parent Unit: Yorkshire Catchments Subgroup (YKC)
Previous Name(s): Sutton Blown Sand Formation (-1210)
Blown Sand (BSA)
Sutton Formation (-4909)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Area  Sutton-on-the-Forest, auger holes in areas where sand forms slight elevated bodies. Matthews, 1970. 
Reference(s):
Thomas, G S P. 1999. Northern England. 91-98 in Bowen, D Q (Editor), A revised correlation of Quaternary and Neogene deposits in the British Isles. Geological Society Special Report No.23. 
Gaunt, G D. 1994. Geology of the country around Goole, Doncaster and the Isle of Axholme. Memoir of the British Geological Survey, sheets 79 and 88 (England and Wales). 
Matthews, B. 1970. Age and origin of aeolian sand of the Vale of York. Nature, Vol.227, 1234-1236. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
E062 E063 E079 E080 E088 E052