Claxheugh

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Coordinates: 54°54′36″N 1°26′10″W / 54.910°N 1.436°W / 54.910; -1.436

Claxheugh
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Claxheugh Rock
Claxheugh is located in Tyne and Wear
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Claxheugh
 Claxheugh shown within Tyne and Wear
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Claxheugh (/ˈklæəf/ KLACH-əf) is an area of South Hylton, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, England. The area is primarily known for the large, limestone and sandstone cliff formed in the late Permian period, known as Claxheugh Rock, which forms part of the Ford Formation. The rock is often referred to as 'klachy rock' by the locals.