The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Wormegay Member

Computer Code: WGAY Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Full
Age range: Quaternary Period (Q) — Quaternary Period (Q)
Lithological Description: Sand and gravel deposited fluvially following a period of incision after the deposition of the Totenhill Sand and Gravel Member (Britons Lane Formation).
Definition of Lower Boundary: Unconformable on Tottenhill Sand and Gravel Member (Britons Lane Formation).
Definition of Upper Boundary: At surface.
Thickness: Up to 2.5m.
Geographical Limits: Restricted to area between Wormegay and Narborough in the Nar Valley.
Parent Unit: Nar Valley Formation (NARC)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): Wormegay Terrace
Stratotypes:
Type Section  Ventris, 1986 
Reference(s):
Bowen, D Q. 1999. A revised correlation of Quaternary deposits in the British Isles. Geological Society Special Report, No. 23. 
Ventris, P A. 1986. The Nar Valley. 7-55 in West, R G and Whiteman, C A (editors), The Nar Valley and North Norfolk Field Guide. [Coventry: Quaternary Research Association.] 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
none recorded or not applicable