The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Wildmoor Sandstone Member

Computer Code: WRS Preferred Map Code: WrS
Status Code: Full
Age range: Early Triassic Epoch (TE) — Early Triassic Epoch (TE)
Lithological Description: Sandstones, generally silty or argillaceous, fine- to medium-grained, bright orange-red to dark brick-red, with subordinate siltstone and mudstone; pebbles rare.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Transitional, at top of sequence dominated by pebbly sandstones and conglomerates of the Kidderminster Formation.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Marked by normally disconformable base of Bromsgrove Formation.
Thickness: c.284m (Worcester area); c.200m (Sheet 123), 0-200m South Staffs and Worcestershire, 0-134m Redditch area.
Geographical Limits: Stafford and Worcester Basins.
Parent Unit: Wilmslow Sandstone Formation (WLSF)
Previous Name(s): Upper Mottled Sandstone [Obsolete Name And Code: See WLSF And WRS] (UMS)
Wildmoor Beds (-1285)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Reference Section  Wildmoor Pumping Station No.2 Borehole, East Worcestershire Waterworks Company, 0-106m depth. (SO97NE/422). Wills, 1976, p 45-48. 
Reference Section  Borehole No.4 (Wills, 1970), east Worcestershire Water Works Company, Bellington Pumping Station, 3 miles east of Kidderminster, c.120-190m depth. (SO87NE/67). 
Type Area  Wildmoor, north of Bromsgrove, Worcestershire (Warrington and others, 1980). 
Reference(s):
Warrington, G, Audley-Charles, M G, Elliott, R E, Evans, W B, Ivimey-Cook, H C, Kent, P E, Robinson, P L, Shotton, F W and Taylor, F M. 1980. A correlation of the Triassic rocks in the British Isles. Special Report of the Geological Society of London, No.13. 
Ambrose, K, Hough, E, Smith, N J P and Warrington, G. 2014. Lithostratigraphy of the Sherwood Sandstone Group of England, Wales and south-west Scotland. British Geological Survey Research Report, RR/14/01. 
Wills, L J. 1976. The Trias of Worcestershire and Warwickshire. Report of the Institute of Geological Sciences, No.76/2. 
Wills, L J, 1970. The Bunter Formation at the Bellington Pumping Station of the East Worcestershire Waterworks Company. Mercian Geologist 3, No.4, p.387-397. 
Rees, J G and Wilson, A A. 1998. Geology of the country around Stoke-on-Trent. Memoir of the British Geological Survey, Sheet 123 (England and Wales). 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
E123 E216 E183 E139 E154 E167