The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Whitehouse Conglomerate Formation

Computer Code: WCO Preferred Map Code: WCO
Status Code: Full
Age range: Silurian Period (S) — Early Devonian Epoch (DL)
Lithological Description: A massive, thickly bedded, or weakly cross-stratified, clast supported conglomerate, and pebbly sandstone, chiefly of 'Highland' provenance.
Definition of Lower Boundary: The base of the lowest conglomerate bed overlying the Gourdon Sandstone Formation.
Definition of Upper Boundary: The base of the lowest lava in the Crawton Volcanic Formation.
Thickness: From 60 m to 300 m thick.
Geographical Limits: Couts [NO 823 700] south of Gourdon to Thornyhive Bay [NO 878 826].
Parent Unit: Dunnottar-Crawton Group (DRCR)
Previous Name(s): Roven Formation (-1266)
Rouen Formation [Obsolete Name And Code: See WCO] (RNF)
Fowls Heugh Conglomerate Formation [Obsolete Name And Code: See WCO] (FHC)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Section  Coastal section from Whitehouse to Gourdon. 
Partial Type Section  Coastal section from Thornyhive Bay to Fowls Heugh 
Reference(s):
Armstrong, M and Paterson, I B, 1970. The Lower Old Red Sandstone of the Strathmore Region. Report of the Institute of Geological Sciences No.70/12 
Browne, M A E, Smith, R A and Aitken, A M. 2001. A lithostratigraphical framework for the Devonian (Old Red Sandstone) rocks of Scotland south of a line from Fort William to Aberdeen. Version 3. British Geological Survey Research Report RR/01/04. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
S067