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12254


Gateshead


Whickham, Gump Fishery


Whickham


NZ16SE


Agriculture and Subsistence


Fish Trap


Fish Weir


Medieval


C12-C14


Documentary Evidence


Gump in 1128, Grip. Grip may allude to the fish-trap's function of gripping its prey. 'Grype' is old English for 'a ditch, trench or drain'. Owned by the bishop of Durham. The main catch would have been salmon, but in fact a wider range of fish would have been taken (eg. Eels, pike, minnow, burbot, trout and lamprey' {G.N. Garmondsway (ed), 1939, 'Aelfric's Colloquy', pp 101-2}.


184


636


NZ184636



Victor Watts, 1986, Some Northumbrian Fishery Names II in Durham Archaeological Journal, 2, 1986, pp 55-61

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