Glossary

Select the type of glossary item you want to see, you can select more than one by hold the CTRL key while selecting them.
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y
Name Term description
Name Ploughgate Term description

A measure of land which contained 8 oxgangs, each of 12 to 13 acres, but the size varied from place to place.

Name Peck Term description

A unit of dry measure, which varied from place to place and depending on what was being measured. When applied to grain, the peck was equivalent to 4 lippies or forpets. For more information, see our guide on weights and measures.

Name Pint Term description

A unit of liquid measure. A Scots pint was equivalent to 2 chopins, or around 2 ¾ Imperial pints). For more information, see our guide to weights and measures.

Name Pound Term description

A unit of weight. In Scots Troy weight, a pound was equivalent to 16 ounces. For more information, see our guide to weights and measures.