Tyne and Wear HER(12247): Heworth, Side yar' Fishery - Details
Heworth, Side yar' Fishery
Agriculture and Subsistence
Side yar' in 1128, Fiddeneiare in 1195 or yare, Fiddeniare or yare c. 1225, Fideniare in 1418. 'Fitt' is Old English for fighting, strife or conflict. 'Denu' means valley. i.e. 'valley whose ownership is disputed' or 'where fighting takes place'. Owned by the monks..
Victor Watts, 1986, Some Northumbrian Fishery Names II in Durham Archaeological Journal, 2, 1986, pp 55-61