The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Weather Castle Member

Computer Code: WRCA Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Full
Age range: Albian Age (KA) — Cenomanian Age (KE)
Lithological Description: The member comprises "brick"-red marls and marly limestones in six ill-defined rhythms. A thick bed of red marl at the top exhibits poorly defined internal rhythmicity. Aucellina occurs throughout
Definition of Lower Boundary: Defined as the change from nodular limestones of the Dulcey Dock Member up into the rhythmically bedded marls and marly limestones of this member.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Thick red marl bed passes upwards into nodular limestones of the Red Cliff Hole Member.
Thickness: 2.81m.
Geographical Limits: Recognised only on the Yorkshire coast near Speeton.
Parent Unit: Hunstanton Formation (HUCK)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Type Section  Weather Castle, Filey Bay, Yorkshire [TA 1649 7494]. See Mitchell (1995). 
Phillips, J. 1875. Illustrations of the Geology of Yorkshire or a description of the strata and organic remains. (Third Edition). 
Hill, W. 1888. On the lower beds of the Upper Cretaceous series in Lincolnshire and Yorkshire. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London, Vol.42, 232-248. 
Mitchell, S F. 1995. Lithostratigraphy and biostratigraphy of the Hunstanton Formation (Red Chalk, Cretaceous) succession at Speeton, North Yorkshire, England. Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society, Vol.50, 285-303. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
none recorded or not applicable