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
Last modified: 11.05.04
Source information: Nicholson, Edward. Men and Measures. London: Smith, Elder, and Company, 1912. 80,82.