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):
Horton, A. 1989. Geology of the Peterborough district. Memoir of the British Geological Survey, Sheet 158 (England & Wales). 
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. 
Arkell, W J. 1947. The Geology of Oxford. 267pp. [Oxford: Clarendon Press.] 
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). 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
E144 E237