Tyne and Wear HER(12248): Gateshead, le Flyeiare Fishery - Details
Gateshead, le Flyeiare Fishery
Agriculture and Subsistence
Le Flyeiare in 1346, Fle in 1387, Fleyar 1438-9. 'Fleoge' is Old English for 'a fly'. 'Flyge' is Old English for 'a stream'. 'Fly' is Swedish for a body of water. May mean that the fishery was infected by midges.
Victor Watts, 1986, Some Northumbrian Fishery Names II in Durham Archaeological Journal, 2, 1986, pp 55-61