Tyne and Wear HER(12317): Willington, Smipes yar' Fishery - Details
Willington, Smipes yar' Fishery
Agriculture and Subsistence
Smipes yar' in 1128, Smithesiare in 1195, Simpes yare, Smidyare in 1379. 'Smip' is Old English for 'a smith' or is the surname derived from it. Belonged to the monks of Durham.
V.E. Watts, 1988, Some Northumbrian Fishery Names III in Durham Archaeological Journal, 4, 1988, pp 53-59;