The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Torridge River Terrace Deposits, 8 Member

Computer Code: TOR8 Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Full
Age range: Pleistocene Epoch (QP) — Pleistocene Epoch (QP)
Lithological Description: Predominantly clay,silt and gravel
Definition of Lower Boundary: Unconformable on Late Carboniferous shales and sandstones
Definition of Upper Boundary: Surface
Thickness: Unknown,probably less than 5m
Geographical Limits: Valley of River Okement near Sampford Courtenay Station northwards to Monkokehampton,Devon
Parent Unit: Torridge Valley Formation (TORR)
Previous Name(s): River Terrace Deposits, 8 (Torridge) (-1871)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Area  Valley of River Okement about 2 kilometres NW of Sampford Courtenay Station northwards to Monkokehampton. Edmonds et al 1968 
Reference(s):
Freshney, E C, Beer, K E and Wright, J E. 1979. Geology of the country around Chumleigh. Memoir of the Geological Survey of Great Britain, Sheet 309 (England and Wales). 
Edmonds, E A, Wright, J E, Beer, K E, Hawkes, J R, Fenning, P J, Freshney, E C, Lovelock, P E R, McKeown, M C, Ramsbottom, W H C and Williams, M. 1968. Geology of the country around Okehampton. Memoir of the Geological Survey of Great Britain, Sheet 324 (England and Wales). 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
E309 E324