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scarecrow



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 04 10:48 am    Post subject: Land Measurements  Reply with quote    

I'm having trouble getting into my head the size of certain land measurements. After some research I'v come up with the following:

1 Rod/ pole / perch = 5 yards
40 sq poles = 1 rood
4 roods = 1 acre
640 acres = 1 sq mile

But can anyone help translate them into concepts I might understand. EG, the size of a football pitch.. Bigger than a breadbin etc

alison
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 04 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

An acre is 4046 square meters, so that would be abou the size of a football pitch, although I believe they are not all the same size!

Northern_Lad



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 04 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

IIRC, a rod was the length of a stick used to control the oxen when plowing.

tahir



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 04 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

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scarecrow



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 04 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Northern_Lad wrote:
IIRC, a rod was the length of a stick used to control the oxen when plowing.


A 5 1/2 yard stick, that must be harder to control than the oxen!!

Not sure who gave them the rights to sell the moon Tahir, but I can do you a knock down deal of 10 for an acre of Jupiter!!

scarecrow



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 04 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

alison wrote:
An acre is 4046 square meters, so that would be abou the size of a football pitch, although I believe they are not all the same size!


What, acres or football pitches!

scarecrow



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 04 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

How big is a Hectare?

tahir



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 04 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Roughly 2.5 acres

Lloyd



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 05 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Q: Why are women so lousy at parking?

A: Coz they're always being told a hand span is 12 inches!

Lloyd



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 05 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

So what is the length of one side of a square acre in yards, anyone?

dougal



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 05 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

A square about 69 yards on each side should be an acre.

An Acre is 10 square chains.
So a square of side root10 chains is what we are after.
A chain is 22 yards (a cricket pitch is 1 chain between wickets).
So, about 69 yards?

Are perches used today anywhere other than allotments?
I presume the acre came from 1 chain x 10 chains and strip farming...

Lloyd



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 05 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thanks!

judyofthewoods



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 05 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Or put another way, if an acre is 4046 sq meters, then the root is 63.6 meters, aprox. 69.9 yards.

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