The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

White Hill Sandstone Formation

Computer Code: WHIL Preferred Map Code: WHIL
Status Code: Full
Age range: Early Devonian Epoch (DL) — Early Devonian Epoch (DL)
Lithological Description: Red sandstone and mudstones with local beds of conglomerate containing clasts of red sandstone and volcanic rock.
Definition of Lower Boundary: The unconformity with the folded Wenlock strata of the Riccarton Group of the Southern Upland Terrane.
Definition of Upper Boundary: The top of red clastic sedimentary rocks below the Cheviot Volcanic Formation.
Thickness: From 0 m to 30 m thick.
Geographical Limits: Jedburgh and the Cheviot Hills.
Parent Unit: Reston Group (REST)
Previous Name(s): White Hill Formation (-4398)
Lower Old Red Sandstone Group (LORS)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Partial Type Section  Shaw Burn, 300 m south-west of White Hill, about 11 km south of Jedburgh. Browne, M A E et al., 2000. 
Reference(s):
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:
S017