The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Wellington Heath Member

Computer Code: WEH Preferred Map Code: WeH
Status Code: Pending Upgrade
Age range: Silurian Period (S) — Silurian Period (S)
Lithological Description: Cyclical sequence of red-brown mudstones and purple-red-brown sandstones (latter from c.25 - 30% of the beds). Lack of calcretes except in transitional highest beds and many more sandstones distinguishes the member from the overlying Raglan Mudstone. The underlying Downton Castle Sandstone consists of yellow-brown sandstones and thin grey to brown siltstones.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Not exposed. Probably rapidly transitional.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Not exposed. Slowly transitional.
Thickness: c.200 metres.
Geographical Limits: Not defined.
Parent Unit: Not Entered (?)
Previous Name(s): Ledbury Beds [Obsolete Name And Code] (LEB)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Type Section  Wellington Heath area. No continuous sections available. Member distinguished by features and field brash. 
Brandon, A. 1989. Geology of the Coddington district, 1:10,000 Sheet SO74SW and part of 1:50,000 Sheet 199 (Worcester). British Geological Survey Technical Report - Onshore Geological Series, 89/3. 
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