The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Upware Limestone Member

Computer Code: UPL Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Pending Upgrade
Age range: Oxfordian Age (JO) — Oxfordian Age (JO)
Lithological Description: Cross-bedded ooidal limestones and coral rag.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Rests unconformably on Oxford Clay.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Overlain unconformably on Ampthill Clay.
Thickness: Up to 11 m thick.
Geographical Limits: Western half of Cambridge (183) mapsheet, cropping out around Upware and Barway.
Parent Unit: West Walton Formation (WWB)
Previous Name(s): Upware Limestone (-1897)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Area  Upware and Barway area. Cambridge 1:50k mapsheet. 
Reference(s):
none recorded or not applicable
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
E188