England
units of length

                 

mile

               

furlong

8

         

chain

10

80

       

 rod, pole, or perch

4

40

320

       

fathom²

11

110

880

       

yard

2

22

220

1760

     

foot

3

6

16½

66

660

5,280

hand¹

3

9

18

49½

198

1,980

15,840

 

palm

1 1/3

4

12

24

66

264

2,640

21,120

inch

3

4

12

36

72

198

792

7,920

63,360

2.54
cm

7.62
cm

10.16
cm

30.48
cm

0.9144
m

1.8288
m

5.029
m

20.117
m

201.17
m

1609.3
m

1. By the 18th century used only to measure the height of horses.

2. Now ordinarily used only for the depth of water.

Metric equivalents up through the fathom are exact; values for larger units are rounded off.

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