Tyne and Wear HER(12305): Newburn, Foul yare Fishery - Details
Newburn, Foul yare Fishery
Agriculture and Subsistence
Foul yare in 1298, Fuyle 1479. 'Ful' is Old English for foul or dirty. It is recorded as one of a pair of fisheries (along with Dripinttell Yare) and a place for drying nets. The yare belonged to Hexham Priory.
V.E. Watts, 1988, Some Northumbrian Fishery Names III in Durham Archaeological Journal, 4, 1988, pp 53-59; Craster, A History of Northumberland, Vol. III, p. 141