Tyne and Wear HER(12289): Benwell, medieval fishery - Details
Benwell, medieval fishery
Agriculture and Subsistence
A fishery here was given to Tynemouth Priory in 1472. It is recorded again in 1551 and 1608, where there is specific mention of fishing for salmon. Its annual rent in 1851 was £50. Shown on OS first edition of 1858.
V.E. Watts, 1988, Some Northumbrian Fishery Names III in Durham Archaeological Journal, 4, 1988, pp 53-59; M.H. Dodds, 1930, A History of Northumberland, Vol. XIII, p. 219