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Geological succession in Worcestershire

The table below shows a generalised stratigraphy for Worcestershire. Heavy black lines represent uncomformable relationships between underlying and overlying rocks.

Quaternary
Holocene
Head Deposits
Mass movements
Peat Deposits
Eymore Member
Devensian
Power House Memeber (SVT 1)
Bretford Member (AVT1)
Worcester Member (SVT2)
Wasperton Member (AVT2)
Holt Heath Member (SVT3)
Ipswichian
New Inn Member (AVT3)
Wolstonian
Ailstone Bed (AVT4)
Kidderminster Station Member (SVT4)
Pershore Member (AVT5)
Bushley Green Member (SVT5)
Hoxnian
Spring Hill Member (SVT6)
Anglican
Glaciogenic Deposits
Cromerian
Mathon Formation
Jurassic
Inferior Oolite
Lias Group
Whitby Mudstones Formation
Marlstone Rock Formation
Dyrham Siltstone Formation
Charmouth Mudstone Formation
Blue Lias Formation
Triassic
Penarth Group
Lilstock Formation
Westbury Formation
Mercia Mudstone Group
Blue Anchor Formation
Branscombe Mudstone Formation
Arden Sandstone Formation
Sidmouth Mudstone Formation
Tarporley Silstone
Formation
Sherwood Sandstone Group
Bromsgrove Sandstone Formation
Wildmoor Sandstone Formation
Permian
Bridgnorth Sandstone Formation
Warwickshire Group
Carboniferous
Westphalian
Salop Formation
Halesowen Fm
Coal Measures Group
Upper Coal Measures
Middle Coal Measures
Lower Coal Measures
Devonian
Lower Old Red Sandstone
St Maughans Formation
Silurian
Pridoli
Downton Group
Raglan Mudstone Formation
Ludlow
Downton Castle Sandstone Formation
Aymestry Limestone Formation
Wenlock
Coalbrookdale Formation
Woolhope Limestone Formation
Llandovery
Wyche Formation
Ordovician
Tremadoc
Bronsil Shale
Cambrian
Merioneth
White-Leaved Oak Shale Formation
Comley
Precambrian
Kempsey Formation

Reproduced with the permission of the British Geological Survey © NERC.
All Rights Reserved. Based upon information in the BGS
Lexicon and the BGS memoir ‘Geology of the country around Worcester,
1:50,000 scale sheet 199
.