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12304


Newcastle


Elswick, Elstwyk fishery


Elswick


NZ26SW


Agriculture and Subsistence


Fish Trap


Fish Weir


Medieval


C12


Documentary Evidence


Elstwyk(iare) c. 1147, Elstewkykyar(e) in 1332, 1335, Elswick yair. The yair was held jointly by the Prior of Tynemouth and the de Cauz family. The prior fished during three in every four floods and was responsible for the upkeep of three quarters of the weir.


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NZ2362



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, pp. 236-9

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