Medieval Glossary


A narrow strip of land that was a subdivision of a furlong and belonged to an individual landholder. In principle, it was supposed to correspond to the size of an acre (or a day's plowing), but its size varied.

Related term(s): Furlong; Landholder; Acre; Serf
Category: Weights and Measures
Added: 11.06.04
Source information: Singman, Jeffrey L. Daily Life in Medieval Europe. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1999. 69.


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