List of obsolete terms, Carboniferous onshore lithostratigraphy, northern Britain

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From: Dean, M T, Browne, M A E, Waters, C N, and Powell, J H. 2011. framework for the Carboniferous successions of northern Great Britain (Onshore). British Geological Survey Research Report, RR/10/07.


Alphabetical listing of obsolete lithostratigraphical terms and the units they are now equivalent to or included within.

Obsolete term Now equivalent to or included within
Acre Limestone Three Yard Limestone Member, Alston Formation
Alston Group Yoredale Group
Arbigland Limestone Formation Arbigland Limestone Member, Tyne Limestone Formation
Auchineden Lavas Auchineden Lava Member, Clyde Plateau Volcanic Formation
Ayrshire Bauxitic Clay Formation Ayrshire Bauxitic Clay Member, Passage Formation
Bangley Member Bangley Trachytic Member, Garleton Hills Volcanic Formation
Barren (Coal) Measures Warwickshire Group
Basal Cementstones Kirkbean Cementstone Member, Ballagan Formation
Basal Group Slackdown Lava Member, Clyde Plateau Volcanic Formation
‘Basal sandstone’ Drumwhirn Member, Ballagan Formation
Baston Burn Group Baston Burn Lava Member, Clyde Plateau Volcanic Formation
Bathgate Lavas Bathgate Hills Volcanic Formation
‘bedded agglomerate of Greenan Castle’ Greenan Castle Pyroclastic Member, Clyde Plateau Volcanic Formation
Beith Lavas Beith Lava Member, Clyde Plateau Volcanic Formation
Bewcastle Beds Bewcastle Member, Lyne Formation
Beyrichoceras hodderense Bed Hodderense Limestone Formation
Birdoswald Limestone Group Tyne Limestone Formation, Yoredale Group
Black Metals Black Metals Member, Limestone Coal Formation
Black Mount Group Black Mount Lava Member, Clyde Plateau Volcanic Formation
Blea Tarn Limestones Breakyneck Scar Limestone Formation
Bowland Shale Group Bowland Shale Formation
Boyd’s Burn Lavas Boyd’s Burn Lava Member, Clyde Plateau Volcanic Formation
Broadlee Glen Sandstones Formation Broadlee Glen Sandstone Member, Clyde Plateau Volcanic Formation
Bucchleuch Limestone Four Fathom Limestone Member, Alston Formation
Burncrooks Pyroclastic Member Burncrooks Volcaniclastic Member, Clyde Plateau Volcanic Formation
Burnhouse Lavas Burnhouse Lava Member, Clyde Plateau Volcanic Formation
Burntisland Lavas Kinghorn Volcanic Formation, Bathgate Formation
Carbeth Lavas Carbeth Lava Member, Clyde Plateau Volcanic Formation
Carboniferous Limestone Carboniferous Limestone Supergroup
Carboniferous Limestone Series Clackmannan Group
Carron Bridge Lavas Carron Bridge Lava Member, Clyde Plateau Volcanic Formation
Catsbit Limestone Great Limestone Member
Charles Hill Volcanic Beds Charles Hill Volcanic Member, Anstruther Formation
Chief Limestone Group Great Scar Limestone Group and Alston Formation (Yoredale Group)
Coal Measures Group Pennine Coal Measures Group and Scottish Coal Measures Group
Cochno Lavas Cochno Lava Member, Clyde Plateau Volcanic Formation
Cockermouth Lavas Cockermouth Volcanic Formation
‘Cornstone-bearing beds’ Lindsayston Burn Member, Ballagan Formation
Cornstone Beds Kinneswood Formation
Corrie Lavas Corrie Lava Member, Clyde Plateau Volcanic Formation
Cottonshope Lavas Cottonshope Volcanic Formation
Craigdouffie Lavas Craigdouffie Lava Member, Clyde Plateau Volcanic Formation
Craigentimpin Lavas Craigentimpin Lava Member, Clyde Plateau Volcanic Formation
Craigmaddie Sandstone Formation Craigmaddie Muir Sandstone Member, Lawmuir Formation
Craigmaddie Sandstones Craigmaddie Muir Sandstone Member, Lawmuir Formation
Crichope Sandstone Member Townburn Sandstone Member, Passage Group
Darvel Lavas Darvel Lava Member, Clyde Plateau Volcanic Formation
Denny Muir Lavas Denny Muir Lava Member, Clyde Plateau Volcanic Formation
Downie’s Loop Sandstone Formation Clyde Sandstone Formation, Inverclyde Group
Drumnessie Lavas Drumnessie Lava Member, Clyde Plateau Volcanic Formation
Dryburn Limestone Great Limestone Member, Alston Formation
Dug Head Sandstone Member Doughend Sandstone Member, Kinnesswood Formation
Dumdruff Hill Lavas Dumdruff Hill Lava Member, Clyde Plateau Volcanic Formation
Eaglesham Lavas Eaglesham Lava Member, Clyde Plateau Volcanic Formation
East Linton Member East Linton Lava Member, Garleton Hills Volcanic Formation
Eight Yard Limestone Four Fathom Limestone Member, Alston Formation
Faughlin Lavas Faughlin Lava Member, Clyde Plateau Volcanic Formation
Fereneze Lavas Fereneze Lava Member, Clyde Plateau Volcanic Formation
Fin Glen Lavas Fin Glen Lava Member, Clyde Plateau Volcanic Formation
Fintry Hills Group Fintry Hills Lava Member, Clyde Plateau Volcanic Formation
Five Yard Limestone Five Yard Limestone Member, Alston Formation
Flow Moss Lavas Lower and Upper Flow Moss Lava members, Clyde Plateau Volcanic Formation
Four Fathom Limestone Four Fathom Limestone Member, Alston Formation
Gargunnock Hills Group Gargunnock Hills Lava Member, Clyde Plateau Volcanic Formation
Garvald Lavas Garvald Lava Member, Clyde Plateau Volcanic Formation
Gillfoot Sandstone Formation Gillfoot Sandstone Member, Fell Sandstone Formation
Gleaston Formation Alston Formation
Glen Park Volcanic Detrital Member Glenburn Volcaniclastic Member, Clyde Plateau Volcanic Formation
Gleniffer Lavas Gleniffer Lava Member, Clyde Plateau Volcanic Formation
Grassington Grit Formation Pendleton Formation
Great Limestone Great Limestone Member, Alston Formation
Greeto Lavas Greeto Lava Member, Clyde Plateau Volcanic Formation
Hailes Member Hailes Lava Member, Garleton Hills Volcanic Formation
Harelaw Lavas Harelaw Lava Member, Clyde Plateau Volcanic Formation
Harelawhill Limestone Eelwell Limestone Member, Alston Formation
Hensingham Group Stainmore Formation
Holehead Lavas Holehead Lava Member, Clyde Plateau Volcanic Formation
Jew Limestone Jew Limestone Member, Alston Formation
Kelso Lavas Kelso Volcanic Formation
Kelso Traps Kelso Volcanic Formation
Kettlewell Crag Member Park Limestone Formation
Kilbarchan Lavas Kilbarchan Lava Member, Clyde Plateau Volcanic Formation
Kilbirnie Mudstone Formation Kilbirnie Mudstone Member, Limestone Coal Formation
Kilnsey Limestone Member Scaleber Quarry Limestone Member, Kilnsey Formation
Kilnsey Limestone-with-mudstone Member Scaleber Force Limestone Member, Kilnsey Formation
Kirkbean Cementstone Formation Kirkbean Cementstone Member, Ballagan Formation
Knowehead Lavas Knowehead Lava Member, Clyde Plateau Volcanic Formation
Ladies Wood Limestone Dun Limestone Member, Tyne Limestone Formation
Laird’s Hill Lavas Laird’s Hill Lava Member, Clyde Plateau Volcanic Formation
Laird’s Loup Lavas Laird’s Loup Lava Member, Clyde Plateau Volcanic Formation
Lamberton Limestone Dun Limestone Member, Tyne Limestone Formation
Langhill Lavas Langhill Lava Member, Clyde Plateau Volcanic Formation
Largs Lavas Largs Lava Member, Clyde Plateau Volcanic Formation
Lees Hill Group Lees Hill Lava Member, Clyde Plateau Volcanic Formation
Leswalt Formation Scottish Coal Measures Group
Limestone Coal Group Limestone Coal Formation
Loup of Fintry Lavas Loup of Fintry Lava Member, Clyde Plateau Volcanic Formation
Low Dean Limestone Four Fathom Limestone Member, Alston Formation
Lower Border Group Ballagan Formation, Inverclyde Group and Lyne Formation, Border Group
Lower Coal Measures Pennine Lower Coal Measures Formation and Scottish Lower Coal Measures Formation
Lower Lecket Hill Lavas Lower Lecket Hill Lava Member, Clyde Plateau Volcanic Formation
Lower Liddesdale Group Tyne Limestone Formation
Lower Limestone Group Tyne Limestone Formation and Alston Formation
Lower Limestone Group Lower Limestone Formation, Clackmannan Group
Lower North Campsie Lavas Campsie Lava Member, Clyde Plateau Volcanic Formation
Lower South Campsie Lavas Campsie Lava Member, Clyde Plateau Volcanic Formation
Low Furness Basal Beds Marsett Formation
Low Furness Basal Formation Marsett Formation
Lynebank Beds Lynebank Member, Lyne Formation
Main Algal Limestone Beds Main Algal Member, Lyne Formation
Main Limestone Great Limestone Member, Alston Formation
Main Limestone Group Great Scar Limestone Group
‘Marginal reef limestones’ Cracoe Limestone Formation
Marshall Moor Lavas Marshall Moor Lava Member, Clyde Plateau Volcanic Formation
Michelinia grandis beds Breakyneck Scar Limestone Formation
Middle Border Group Fell Sandstone Formation
Middle Coal Measures Pennine Middle Coal Measures Formation and Scottish Middle Coal Measures Formation
Middle Grit Group Marsden Formation
Middle Limestone Formation Alston Formation
Middle Limestone Group Alston Formation
Millstone Grit Series Clackmannan Group (undivided)
Misty Law Trachytic Centre Misty Law Trachitic Member, Clyde Plateau Volcanic Formation
Moyne Moor Lavas Moyne Moor Lava Member, Clyde Plateau Volcanic Formation
Mugdock Lavas Mugdock Lava Member, Clyde Plateau Volcanic Formation
Neilston Lavas Neilston Lava Member, Clyde Plateau Volcanic Formation
Noddsdale Volcaniclastic Beds Noddsdale Volcaniclastic Member, Clyde Plateau Volcanic Formation
North Berwick Member North Berwick Pyroclastic Member, Garleton Hills Volcanic Formation
Orroland Formation Orroland Member, Ballagan Formation
Orton Formation Frizzington Limestone Formation
Orton Group Frizzington Limestone Formation
Overton Lavas Overton Lava Member, Clyde Plateau Volcanic Formation
Overtoun Sandstone Formation Overtoun Sandstone Member, Clyde Sandstone Formation
Passage Group Passage Formation
Passage Group (undivided) Townburn Sandstone Member, Passage Group
Penny Farm Gill Dolomite Formation Penny Farm Gill Formation
Pinskey Gill Beds Pinskey Gill Formation
Powillimount Beds Powillimount Sandstone Member, Fell Sandstone Formation
Powillimount Sandstone Formation Powillimount Sandstone Member, Fell Sandstone Formation
Rascarrel Formation Rascarrel Member, Fell Sandstone Formation
‘Red Measures’ Warwickshire Group
Roman Fell Beds Marsett Formation
Roman Fell Sandstones Marsett Formation
Roman Fell Shales Marsett Formation
Sandbanks Limestone Four Fathom Limestone Member, Alston Group
Sandwick Member Sandwick (Isle of Man) Member, Derbyhaven Formation
Saughen Braes Lavas Saughen Braes Lava Member, Clyde Plateau Volcanic Formation
Scarlett Beds Scarlett Point Member, Bowland Shale Formation
Scarlett Volcanic Formation Scarlett Volcanic Member, Bowland Shale Formation
Scarlett Volcanic Series Scarlett Volcanic Member, Bowland Shale Formation
Second Limestone Four Fathom Limestone Member, Alston Formation
Shap Limestone Shap Village Limestone Formation
Shelloch Burn Group Shelloch Burn Lava Member, Clyde Plateau Volcanic Formation
Sixth Shale Member Sixth Limestone, Eskett Limestone Formation
Skiddaw Group Skiddaw Lava Member, Clyde Plateau Volcanic Formation
Slackgun Interbasaltic Beds Slackgun Volcaniclastic Member, Clyde Plateau Volcanic Formation
Southerness Beds Southerness Limestone Member, Lyne Formation
Southerness Limestone Formation Southerness Limestone Member, Lyne Formation
Spout of Ballochleam Group Spout of Ballochleam Lava Member, Clyde Plateau Volcanic Formation
Strandhall Beds Scarlett Point Member, Bowland Shale Formation
Strathgryfe Lavas Strathgryfe Lava Member, Clyde Plateau Volcanic Formation
Stronend Interbasaltic Beds Stronend Volcaniclastic Member, Clyde Plateau Volcanic Formation
Tambowie Lavas Tambowie Lava Member, Clyde Plateau Volcanic Formation
Tappetknowe Lavas Tappetknowe Lava Member, Clyde Plateau Volcanic Formation
Tarn Sike Limestones Breakyneck Scar Limestone Formation
Third Limestone Three Yard Limestone Member, Alston Formation
Thirlstane Sandstone Powillimount Sandstone Member, Fell Sandstone Formation
Thorney Force Sandstone Wintertarn Sandstone Member, Alston Formation
Touch House Group Touch House Lava Member, Clyde Plateau Volcanic Formation
Troon Volcanic Formation Troon Volcanic Member, Passage Formation
Tyne Bottom Limestone Tynebottom Limestone Member, Alston Formation
Undersett Limestone Four Fathom Limestone Member, Alston Formation
Upper Border Group Tyne Limestone Formation
Upper Bowland Shale Formation Bowland Shale Formation
Upper Coal Measures Formation Pennine Upper Coal Measures and Scottish Upper Coal Measures Formation
Upper Lecket Hill Lavas Upper Lecket Hill Lava Member, Clyde Plateau Volcanic Formation
Upper Liddesdale Group Alston Formation
Upper Limestone Group Upper Limestone Formation
Upper Michelinia Beds Skillicore Member, Derbyhaven Formation
Upper North Campsie Lavas Campsie Lava Member, Clyde Plateau Volcanic Formation
Upper Oil Shale Group Hopetoun Member, West Lothian Oil-Shale Formation
Upper South Campsie Lavas Campsie Lava Member, Clyde Plateau Volcanic Formation
Wall Hill Sandstone Formation Wall Hill Member, Ballagan Formation
Wall Hill Sandstone Group Wall Hill Member, Ballagan Formation
Wensleydale Group Yoredale Group