The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Woodston Member

Computer Code: WTB Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Pending Upgrade
Age range: Pleistocene Epoch (QP) — Pleistocene Epoch (QP)
Lithological Description: Silt and sand containing pollen, plant macrofossils, coleopteran, molluscan, ostracod and mammalian evidence of deposition under temperate conditions. The fauna and flora suggest deposition in a warm temperate climate in an environment ranging from estuarine through salt marsh to fluviatile or possibly ponded.The silt and sand interdigitate with gravel. To the west of the type site, the Woodston Member is overlain by gravels mapped as the third terrace of the River Nene.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Probably unconformable on the Lowestoft Formation.
Definition of Upper Boundary: The deposit occurs beneath the Third Terrace of the River Nene from Orton Waterville eastwards for about 3km.
Thickness: Up to 3m.
Geographical Limits: Valley of the River Nene, Cambridgeshire.
Parent Unit: Nene Valley Formation (NENE)
Previous Name(s): Woodston Beds (-3772)
Alternative Name(s): Woodston Member of the Nene Valley Formation (Bowen, 1999)
Type Section  Hicks No.1 Brickyard near Old Fletton, Peterborough. Bowen, 1999, p.44. 
Horton, A. 1989. Geology of the Peterborough district. Memoir of the British Geological Survey, Sheet 158 (England & Wales). 
Bowen, D Q. 1999. A revised correlation of Quaternary deposits in the British Isles. Geological Society Special Report, No. 23. 
Horton, A, Keen, D H, Field, M H, Robinson, J E, Coope, G R, Currant, A P, Graham, D K, Green, C P, and Phillips, L M. 1992. The Hoxnian Interglacial Deposits at Woodston, Peterborough. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol.B338, No.1284, 131-164. 
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