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12293


Newcastle


Walker, Burnemuth yare


Walker


NZ36NW


Agriculture and Subsistence


Fish Trap


Fish Weir


Medieval


C13


Documentary Evidence


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.


300


654


NZ300654



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

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