kenning

In Durham and Northumberland counties, England, a unit of capacity = ½ Winchester bushel, about 17.62 liters. In Northumberland, the kenning was used in Newcastle market, but not in various other markets in the county.¹ chart symbol In Durham county, at the Durham and Sunderland markets.²

Second Report of the Commissioners (1820). Page 21.

1. 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.

2. John Bailey.
A General View of the Agriculture of Durham, with Observations on the Means of its Improvement…
London: Richard Phillips, 1810.

Page 284.

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