1) This was a rod of a definite length used for measuring land, and in standard measure it was equivalent to 5˝ yards.

There were local differences, and in 1684 Black Carr Wood in Tong was estimated at 36 acres alloweing sixe yards to the pearche. The woods could not be exactly measured until they shalbe sprung … and cleansed. The Coucher Book of Furness has an even earlier local example: 1200-26 et campis de Hetoun mensuratas per perticam de Wyntirburne.

dates 1200-1226 1684

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