The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Wandley Gill Sandstone

Computer Code: WGS Preferred Map Code: WGS
Status Code: Index Level
Age range: Marsdenian Substage (CZ) — Marsdenian Substage (CZ)
Lithological Description: A, grey, fine-to coarse-grained, medium to thickly bedded, cross-bedded sandstone.
Definition of Lower Boundary: A sharp upward change in a conformable succession from predominantly grey mudstone to sandstone. The base of the first sandstone above the Upper Brimham Grit.
Definition of Upper Boundary: A sharp upward change in a conformable succession from sandstone to predominantly mudstone. The top of the last sandstone below the Cancelloceras cancellatum (G1a1) Marine Band
Thickness: From 8 m to 30 m thick.
Geographical Limits: The Pennine foothills between Masham and Pateley Bridge, North Yorkshire.
Parent Unit: Marsden Formation (MARSD)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Section  A well exposed in section in Black Dyke 50 m west of confluence with Wandley Gill; base seen but not top. Wilson and Thompson, 1965. 
Reference Section  Winksley Borehole, SE27SE/9. Dunham and Wilson, 1985. 
Reference(s):
Wilson, A A. 1960. The carboniferous rocks of Coverdale and adjacent valleys in the Yorkshire Pennines. Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society. Vol 32, 285-316. 
Dunham, K C, and Wilson, A A. 1985. Geology of the Northern Pennine Orefield. Volume 2 Stainmore to Craven. Economic Memoir of the British Geological Survey, Sheets 40, 41 and 50, and parts of Sheets 31, 32, 51, 60 and 61(England and Wales). 
Wilson, A A and Thompson, A T. 1965. The Carboniferous section in the Kirkby Malzeard area, Yorkshire. Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society. Vol 35, 203-227. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
E051