Hawthorn Hive

  • Description

    "Unlike the Blast Beach to the north, no colliery waste was ever dumped on the beach here. However, the dark sand shows that fine coal and iron pyrite sand along with some larger fragments have been washed in by the sea. The name Hive, originally Hythe is an Old English word for a landing place and was probably in use from Saxon times or earlier. By tradition, St Cuthbert's body is said to have been landed here and taken north along the coast to St Mary's Church in Seaham." Photo by Andrew Curtis, 2009.
  • Owner

    Andrew Curtis
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Link: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1539731
    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 5 years, 7 months ago
    Viewed: 467 times
    Picture Taken: 2009-10-16
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