Northumberland, England
dry capacity in the 18th century

Tables to illustrate the maddening variety of measures at markets within a single county.

Newcastle
         

boll

       

bushel

2

     

kenning

2

4

   

peck

2

4

8

 

beatment

4

8

16

32

in Winchester bushels

0.125

0.25

0.5

1

2

in liters

4.40

8.81

17.62

35.24

70.78

 

Hexham, for wheat, rye and pease
         

boll

       

bushel

2

     

peck

4

8

   

forpit

4

16

32

 

quart

4

16

64

128

in Winchester bushels

0.03125

0.125

0.5

2

4

in liters

1.10

4.40

17.62

70.78

140.96

 

Hexham, for oats and barley
         

boll

       

bushel

2

     

peck

4

8

   

forpit

5

20

40

 

quart

4

20

80

160

in Winchester bushels

0.025

0.1

0.5

2.5

5

in liters

0.88

3.52

17.62

88.10

176.20

 

Alnwick
         

boll
of wheat

boll
of barley or oats

       

bushel

2

6

     

peck

3

6

18

   

forpit

4

12

24

72

 

quart

3

12

36

72

216

in Winchester bushels

0.0277

0.0833

0.33

1

2

6

in liters

0.98

2.94

11.63

35.24

70.48

211.434

 

Wooler
         

boll

       

bushel

6

     

peck

3

18

   

forpit

3

9

54

 

quart

4

12

36

216

in Winchester bushels

?

 

in liters

?

source

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.

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