The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Sandway Cellar Conglomerate Member

Computer Code: SYCC Preferred Map Code: SCCM
Status Code: Full
Age range: Stephanian Stage (CS) — Permian Period (P)
Lithological Description: Fine to coarse reddish brown conglomero-breccia with coarse- to very coarse-grained sandstone with dispersed clasts of Lower Devonian sandstone and penecontemporaneous rhyolite.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Lies unconformably on the rocks of the Staddon Formation.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Overlain by rhyolites of the Kingsand Rhyolitic Formation.
Thickness: c.8m
Geographical Limits: Sandway Cellar beach area.
Parent Unit: Kingsand Rhyolitic Formation (KDR)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Type Section  Beach section, Sandway Cellar beach. 
Leveridge B E, Holder, M T, Goode, A J J, Scrivener R C, Jones N S and Merriman, R J. 2002. Geology of the Plymouth and south-east Cornwall area. Memoir of the British Geological Survey, Sheet 348 (England and Wales). 
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