The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Temeside Group [Obsolete Name And Code: See TSH]

Computer Code: TEG Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Index Level
Age range: Pridoli Epoch (SO) — Pridoli Epoch (SO)
Lithological Description: Grey-olive mudstones, dark red mudstones, siltstone, shale and buff sandstones, with calcareous bands.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Drawn at base of clay silt and sand of Ludlow Bone Bed of Downton Castle Formation where it rests conformably on siltstone of the Overton Formation.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Drawn at conformable upward passage from shales of the Temeside Shales to red marls of the Ledbury Group.
Thickness: 60-200m approx.
Geographical Limits: Midlands and Mid-Wales.
Parent Unit: Not Entered (?)
Previous Name(s): Temeside Formation (-1861)
Temeside Beds (-565)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Area  Ludlow, Shropshire, England. 
Reference(s):
Antia, D J. 1981. The Temeside Bone-Bed and associated sediments from Wales and the Welsh Borderland. Mercian Geologist, Vol.8, 163-215. 
Elles, G L and Slater, I L, 1906. The highest Silurian rocks of the Ludlow district. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London, 61, 195-221. 
Whitehead, T H, Robertson, T, Pocock, R W and Dixon, E E L. 1928. Geology of the country between Wolverhampton and Oakengates. Memoir of the Geological Survey of Great Britain, Sheet 153 (England and Wales). 
Earp, J R and others, 1971. The Welsh Borderland. British Regional Geology. 
Greig, D C and others, 1989. Geology of the country around Church Stretton, Craven Arms, Wenlock Edge and Brown Clee. Memoirs of the Geological Survey of Great Britain. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
E180