1) Arable land left fallow or ploughed land ready for sowing.

1526 a waste lyeng in Bryggate with thre akers arder land, Knaresborough

1554 Item the arders of the lande iijli vjs viijd, South Cave

1613 hath there plued … divers arders … furrowes of my landes and balkes and plowed up bounders, Brandsby

1642 when we come to sowe olde ardures, Elmswell. The origin of the word is uncertain, so the following spellings should be noted: 1571 the ardelles of land with the dung

1634 for ploughing errdalls, Elmswell.

dates 1526 1554 1571 1613 1634 1642

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