salmon hecks

1) A contrivance which consisted of wooden bars, designed to catch salmon in a river.

1462 le Samonde hekkes, Wakefield

1540 ‘for the farm of le salmon heckes in Wetherby’

1624 Matthew Harland of Egton, capper, for suffering his salmon heckes to stand in the Esk in unseasonable times, thereby killing many salmons in the time of kipper.

dates 1462 1540 1624

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