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) (TOR8)
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. 
Reference(s):
Edmonds,E A,Wright,J E,Beer,K E,Hawkes,J R,Williams,B R,Freshney,E C and Fenning P J.1968.Geology of the country around Okehampton.Memoir of the Geological Survey of Great Britain,Sheet 324 (England and Wales) 
Freshney,E C Beer,K E and Wright,J E.1979.Geology of the country around Chulmleigh.Memoir of the Geological Survey of Great Britain,Sheet 309 (England and Wales) 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
E309 E324