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 Formation (-4909)
Sutton Blown Sand Formation (-1210)
Blown Sand (BSA)
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):
Matthews, B. 1970. Age and origin of aeolian sand of the Vale of York. Nature, Vol.227, 1234-1236. 
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). 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
E062 E063 E079 E080 E088 E052