The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Upper Comley Sandstone Formation

Computer Code: UCSS Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Pending Upgrade
Age range: St David's Series (ED) — St David's Series (ED)
Lithological Description: Coarse- to fine-grained calcareous sandstones and interbedded shaly mudstones.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Unconformable on the Lower Comley Sandstone Formation.
Definition of Upper Boundary: A non-sequence or unconformity with various Upper Cambrian mudstone formations, at least locally.
Thickness: To 200m
Geographical Limits: Welsh borderland, Shropshire.
Parent Unit: Not Applicable (-)
Previous Name(s): Upper Comley Series (-1886)
Comley Sandstone Group [Obsolete Name And Code: See LCSS And UCSS] (CMS)
Upper Comley Sandstone (-1250)
Upper Comley Group [Obsolete Name And Code: Use UCSS] (UCMG)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Partial Type Section  Comley Quarry and adjacent Quarry Ridge to south. Cobbold, E S. 1909. 
Reference(s):
Greig D C, Wright, J E, Hains, B A and Mitchell, G H. 1968. Geology of the country around Church Stretton, Craven Arms, Wenlock Edge and Brown Clee. Memoir of the Geological Survey, Sheet 166 (England and Wales). (London: H.M.S.O.). 379pp. 
Cobbold, E S. 1910. On some further excavations among the Cambrian rocks of Comley, Shropshire. 1908. Report of the British Association (for 1909), 181-186. 
Cobbold, E S. 1911. Third report on excavations among the Cambrian rocks of Comley, Shropshire, 1909. Report of the British Association (for 1910), 113-122. 
Cobbold, E S. 1925. Notes on the Camrbian area of Comley. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association, Vol.36, 367-374. 
Cobbold, E S. 1909. On some excavations in the Cambrian rocks of Comley, Shropshire, 1907. Report of the British Association (for 1908), 231-242. 
Rushton, A W A. 1974. The Cambrian of Wales and England, 43-121 in Holland, C H (editor), The Cambrian of the British Isles, Norden and Spitzbergen (Lower Palaeozoic rocks of the world, 2). [London: John Wiley and Son.] 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
none recorded or not applicable