The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Woodbank Group

Computer Code: WBK Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Full, pending ratification
Age range: Emsian Age (DE) — Emsian Age (DE)
Lithological Description: Dominant green sandstones, subordinate red siltstones and rare conglomerates and dolomitic rocks. In the upper parts comprising fine-grained to very coarse-grained sandstones with subordinate conglomerates.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Drawn at the base of the Clee Sandstone Formation where it conformably rests upon the Abdon Limestone Formation.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Drawn at the conformable upward passage of the Monleys Fold Sandstone where it is unconformably overlain by basal conglomerate of the Farlow Group.
Thickness: 225 metres approx.
Geographical Limits: Brown Clee Hill, Shropshire.
Parent Unit: Not Entered (?)
Previous Name(s): Clee Group [Obsolete Name And Code: See WBK] (CGP)
Woodbank Series (-3753)
Alternative Name(s): Equivalent To Clee Group
Stratotypes:
Type Area  Brown Clee Hill, Shropshire. 
Type Area  Brown Clee Hill, Shropshire. 
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. 
Allen, J R L. 1961. The highest Lower Old Red Sandstone of Brown Clee Hill, Shropshire. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association, Vol.72, 205-219. 
House, M R, Richardson, J B, Chaloner, W G, Allen, J R L, Holland, C H and Westoll, T S. 1977. A Correlation of Devonian rocks of the British Isles. Geological Society of London, Special Report No.8, Scottish Academic Press, Edinburgh. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
none recorded or not applicable