Claxheugh

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Claxheugh
Claxheugh Rock
Claxheugh Rock
Claxheugh is located in Tyne and Wear
Claxheugh
Claxheugh
Location in Tyne and Wear
Coordinates: 54°54′36″N 1°26′10″W / 54.910°N 1.436°W / 54.910; -1.436Coordinates: 54°54′36″N 1°26′10″W / 54.910°N 1.436°W / 54.910; -1.436
OS grid referenceNZ362574
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
CountryEngland
DistrictTyne and Wear

Claxheugh (/ˈklæəf/ KLATCH-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. Claxheugh Rock is known as the rock of the wear by some and is home to many birds and wild animals, since 2003 the population of rabbit has decreased by over 60% by poachers and hunters.