The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

White House Silts

Computer Code: WSI Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Pending Upgrade
Age range: Anglian Stage (QA) — Anglian Stage (QA)
Lithological Description: Laminated reddish brown clays, silts and fine-grained sands.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Placed at junction of laminated clays and silts and the underlying Mathon Sand and Gravel.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Placed at erosion surface that truncates the beds and which is overlain by Coddington Till or Cradley Silts.
Thickness: Up to c.23 metres proved.
Geographical Limits: Cradley Valley between Mathon and Eastnor and Glynch Brook Valley, Hereford and Worcester.
Parent Unit: Not Entered (?)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Area  Vicinity of White House Farm, Cradley Valley. 
Reference Section  Lower Mitchell Farm Borehole. Hey, 1959. 
Reference(s):
Hey, R W, 1959. Pleistocene deposits on the west side of the Malvern Hills. Geological Magazine, Vol.96, p.403-417. 
Barclay, W J, Brandon, A, Ellison, R A and Moorlock, B S P. 1992. A Middle Pleistocene palaeovalley-fill west of the Malvern Hills. Journal of the Geological Society of London, Vol. 149, 75-92. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
none recorded or not applicable