farthingdale

For the unit of capacity, see farthendelle.

In England, 13th – 19th century, two units of land area that became confounded. The "dale" is not the "dale" of hill and dale, but deal, meaning part. Also spelled farding-land, farundale, ferundel. It had two meanings:

Sources

FARDING-LAND, or Farundale of Land; is the fourth part of an Acre.

Worlidge, 1704.

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