Medieval Glossary


An English unit of land measurement associated with a fourth (1/4). The virgate was equal to one quarter of a hide (or 30 acres, according to the standardized hide). A virgate could also be called a 'yard of land' or 'yardland.'

Related term(s): Hide; Yard; Rood; Rod
Category: Weights and Measures
Added: 09.30.04
Last modified: 11.06.04
Source information: Nicholson, Edward. Men and Measures. London: Smith, Elder, and Company, 1912. 80,82.


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