Tyne and Wear HER(12308): Wallsend, Holmes yar' Fishery - Details
Wallsend, Holmes yar' Fishery
Agriculture and Subsistence
Holmes yar' in 1128, Holmesiare in 1195, Holmsyare in 1379, Holmes yare 1439-40. 'Holm' is Old English for island or water meadow. Owned by the monks of Durham.
V.E. Watts, 1988, Some Northumbrian Fishery Names III in Durham Archaeological Journal, 4, 1988, pp 53-59;