The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

West Sole Group

Computer Code: WSTS Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Full, pending ratification
Age range: Aalenian Age (JA) — Callovian Age (JC)
Lithological Description: The group comprises a sandstone-mudstone dominated succession and is defined by the four formations: Leckenby Formation Hudleston Formation Strangways Formation Wroot Formation
Definition of Lower Boundary: The lower boundary is defined by the base of the Wroot Formation.
Definition of Upper Boundary: The upper boundary is defined by the top of the Leckenby Formation.
Thickness: Up to c. 300 m, but generally less than 100 m.
Geographical Limits: Southern North Sea Basin, quadrants 41-43, 46-48, 51-52.
Parent Unit: Not Applicable (-)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): Altena Group
Fladen Group
Ravenscar Group
Redbourne Group
none recorded or not applicable
Rhys, G H. 1974. A proposed standard lithostratigraphic nomenclature for the southern North Sea and an outline structural nomenclature for the whole of the (UK) North Sea. Report of the Institute of Geological Sciences, 74/8. 
Lott, G K and Knox, R W O'B. 1994. 7. Post-Triassic of the Southern North Sea. In: Knox, R W O'B and Cordey, W G (eds.) Lithostratigraphic nomenclature of the UK North Sea. British Geological Survey, Nottingham. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
none recorded or not applicable