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A unit of area, the British statute acre being equal to 0.4047ha (4840 square yards or 10 square chains). Originally, unenclosed land and later enclosed, cultivated land; as a measure, probably the ...
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The Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History

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2003
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History, Local and Family History
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A linear measure of 22 yards used in surveying, which remains in use as the length of a cricket pitch.

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The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
Length:
21 words

A linear measure of 22 yards used in surveying, which remains in use as the length of a cricket pitch....

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