The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Woodland Formation

Computer Code: WLF Preferred Map Code: WLF
Status Code: Full
Age range: Rhuddanian Age (SR) — Rhuddanian Age (SR)
Lithological Description: Flaggy sandstones with prominent calcareous lenses full of shells.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Conformable on the Craigskelly Conglomerate.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Conformably overlain by Scart Grits.
Thickness: 21m
Geographical Limits: Girvan area, southwest Scotland.
Parent Unit: Newlands Subgroup (NEWL)
Previous Name(s): Woodland Limestone [Obsolete Name And Code: Use WLF] (WLDL)
Lower Pentamerus Limestone (-1919)
Striped Shale (-1277)
Coralline Limestone (-2535)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Type Section  Woodland Point, coast c. 2 km southwest of Girvan. Cocks, L R M and Toghill, P, 1973. 
Cocks, L R M and Toghill, P, 1973. The biostratigraphy of the Silurian rocks of the Girvan District, Scotland. Journal of the Geological Society of London, Vol. 129, 209-243. 
Lapworth, C, 1882. The Girvan Succession. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London, Vol. 38, 537-666. 
Cameron, I B, Stone, P and Smellie, J, 1986. Geology of the Country around Girvan. Explanation of 1:50 000 sheet. British Geological Survey, Sheet 7, Scotland. 
Floyd, J D and Williams, M. 2003. A revised correlation of Silurian rocks in the Girvan district, SW Scotland. Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh: Earth Sciences, Vol. 93 (for 2002), 383-92. 
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