Tyne and Wear HER(12293): Walker, Burnemuth yare - Details
Walker, Burnemuth yare
Agriculture and Subsistence
Burnemuth yare, Burnemuhyare in 1244. 'Burnan' is Old English for a stream and 'mutha' means mouth. Burnmouth probably refers to the burn which descends from Old Walker to the Tyne at the boundary of Long Benton and Wallsend parishes. The fishery was given by Roger de Merlay to Newminster Abbey.
V.E. Watts, 1988, Some Northumbrian Fishery Names III in Durham Archaeological Journal, 4, 1988, pp 53-59; Chartularium Abbathiae de Novo Monasterio, Surtees Society 66, 1986, p 15