The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Upper Oxford Clay Member [Obsolete Name And Code: See WEY]

Computer Code: UOXC Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Index Level
Age range: Oxfordian Age (JO) — Oxfordian Age (JO)
Lithological Description: Pale grey smooth mudstones. See description of the Weymouth Member (WEY).
Definition of Lower Boundary: As for the Weymouth Member (WEY).
Definition of Upper Boundary: As for the Weymouth Member (WEY).
Thickness: 0 to 70m
Geographical Limits: Dorset to North Yorkshire.
Parent Unit: Oxford Clay Formation (OXC)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): Weymouth Member
Stratotypes:
none recorded or not applicable
Reference(s):
Gallois, R W, 1994. The geology of the country around King's Lynn and The Wash. Memoir of the British Geological Survey, Sheet 145 and part of 129 (England and Wales). 
Horton, A. 1989. Geology of the Peterborough district. Memoir of the British Geological Survey, Sheet 158 (England & Wales). 
Arkell, W J. 1947. The Geology of Oxford. 267pp. [Oxford: Clarendon Press.] 
Horton, A, Sumbler, M G, Cox, B M and Ambrose, K, 1995. Geology of the country around Thame. Memoir of the British Geological Survey, Sheet 237 (England and Wales). 
Cox, B M, Hudson, J D and Mastill, D M. 1992. Lithostratigraphic nomenclature of the Oxford Clay (Jurassic). Proceedings of the Geologists' Association, 103, 343-345. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
E144 E237