Tyne and Wear HER(12304): Elswick, Elstwyk fishery - Details
Elswick, Elstwyk fishery
Agriculture and Subsistence
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.
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