Tyne and Wear HER(4485): South Shields, Salmon Yares - Details
South Shields, Salmon Yares
Agriculture and Subsistence
There is evidence for sea and river fishing at South Shields in the medieval period. There is, for example, an early 12th century itinerary of all the fisheries belonging to the Bishop of Durham. This includes St Hildeyere and Ebbeyere which belong to Westoe, suggesting salmon yares. Their precise location is unknown, however.
<< HER 4485 >> G.B. Hodgson, 1903, The Borough of South Shields, p 38-39, 40-41, 47-49