Tyne and Wear HER(12290): Bill Quay, Bill Point, medieval fishery - Details
Bill Quay, Bill Point, medieval fishery
Agriculture and Subsistence
Bill Point was a prominent projection of land cut away in the 1880s to improve navigation. 'Bile' is Old English for a bill, beak, headland or narrow promontory. The annual rent in 1851 was £7.
V.E. Watts, 1988, Some Northumbrian Fishery Names III in Durham Archaeological Journal, 4, 1988, pp 53-59