The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Winter Hill Gravel

Computer Code: WIHG Preferred Map Code: symb
Status Code: Index Level
Age range: Anglian Stage (QA) — Anglian Stage (QA)
Lithological Description: Gravel, variably clayey and sandy.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Erosional contact with Tertiary-Cretaceous bedrock.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Terrace surface.
Thickness: 1-8m
Geographical Limits: Thames Valley.
Parent Unit: Not Entered (?)
Previous Name(s): Plateau Gravel (PLG)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Area  Thames valley below Goring. 
Reference(s):
Saner, B R M and Wooldridge, S W, 1929. River development in Essex. Essex Naturalist. Vol.22, 244-250. 
Gibbard, P L, 1985. Pleistocene history of the Middle Thames Valley. (London: Cambridge University Press.) 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
E268