beatment

In Durham and Northumberland, England, = ¼ peck. According to Bailey and Culley, the beatment was used in Newcastle market, but not in various other markets in the county of Northumberland. chart symbol

James Britten.
Old Country and Farming Words.
English Dialect Society, number 30.
London: Trübner and Co., 1880.

Page 170. Britten's sources were Morton's Cyclopedia of Agriculture (1863) and the Second Report of the Commissioners (1820, page 8).

J. Bailey and G. Culley.
A General View of the Agriculture of Northumberland, with Observations on the Means of its Improvement…
Newcastle: printed by Sol. Hodgson, and sold in London by Robinson and Nichol, 1797.

Page 229. In two of the other markets described, a quarter of a peck was a forpit.

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