1) A kind of stone, found in nineteenth-century West Riding township accounts.

In 1854, for example, it was proposed to coat certain Huddersfield streets with lime, with Ackerspire or with a mix of lime and Ackerspire, in order to determine which of the two was more effective. The inference is that ackerspire was something like hard core, since it cost four shillings a cubic yard at Marsh quarry. An alternative spelling was Aquaspire noted in 1849 and Wright comments on the word under ‘acrospire’.

places Huddersfield
dates 1854

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