In North Wales, a unit of area for peat. The description in the Second Report (page 18) raises some questions: “150 square feet, or 50 yards in length, 3 bricks or spits in breadth.” If the area to be dug was 50 yards long and 150 square feet, it was only 1 foot wide. That makes the width of a brick of peat 4 inches, which agrees with the usual building brick, but is much smaller than the blocks of peat we are familiar with. And was there a stipulated depth? Compare rhaw.
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