The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Stanbatch Conglomerate Member

Computer Code: YWOS Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Pending Upgrade
Age range: Ediacaran Period (AD) — Ediacaran Period (AD)
Lithological Description: Two beds of coarse, massive conglomerate, composed predominantly of quartzite pebbles, and an intervening bed of coarse-grained, often deeply weathered, purple sandstone.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Taken at the transition from coarse sandstones into conglomerate within the Bayston-Oakswood Formation. Represents the third conglomerate unit above the base of the Bayston-Oakswood Formation, its base occuring about 670 m above the base of the formation.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Taken at the transition from conglomerate into coarse sandstones of the Bayston-Oakswood Formation.
Thickness: 75 m thick.
Geographical Limits: Welsh Borderlands, specifically 1:50 000 Sheets 152 (Shrewsbury) and 166 (Church Stretton).
Parent Unit: Bayston-Oakswood Formation (BAGP)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Section  Crags to the east of Lower Stanbatch Cottage. Greig D C, et al,. 1968 
Reference(s):
Greig D C, Wright, J E, Hains, B A and Mitchell, G H. 1968. Geology of the country around Church Stretton, Craven Arms, Wenlock Edge and Brown Clee. Memoir of the Geological Survey, Sheet 166 (England and Wales). (London: H.M.S.O.). 379pp. 
Pocock R W, Whitehead T H, Wedd C B and Robertson T. 1938. Shrewsbury District including the Hanwood Coalfield. Memoir of the Geological Survey of Great Britain, England and Wales. (London: H.M.S.O.). 
Lapworth C and Watts W W. 1910. Shropshire. 739-769 in Geology in the field; the Jubilee Volume of the Geologists' Association (1858-1908). Monckton H W and Herries R S (editors). (London: Edward Stanford). 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
E152 E166