The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Beeson Grits Formation

Computer Code: BNGR Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Full, pending ratification
Age range: Early Devonian Epoch (DL) — Early Devonian Epoch (DL)
Lithological Description: Slates with reddish-buff and grey quartzose sandstone.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Unexposed.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Unexposed.
Thickness: 500 m.
Geographical Limits: none recorded or not applicable
Parent Unit: Meadfoot Group (MDT)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Area  Occurs in patches between Beesands and Beacon Point. 
Reference(s):
Ussher, W A E, 1904. Kingsbridge and Salcombe. Memoir of the Geological Survey of Great Britain. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
E355 E356