How big is a pole?

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Marmaduke

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How big is a pole?
« on: August 14, 2006, 15:31 »
What is a pole in allotment terms?  I have seen it mentioned several times in relation to the size of plot.  We measured our plot at the weekend and it was 11m x 20m.  How many poles is that?

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« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2006, 15:36 »
Rods, poles, perches and roods were all rather confused. They could all be a measure of length (5.5 yards). Rods, poles and perches could also be a measure of area (5.5 yards square, or 30.25 square yards). I make yours 8.7 poles. Anyone else for a go :?:

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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2006, 15:37 »
A pole as a unit of measure may be linear or square. Eiter way, it is 5.5 yards in length or 5.5 yd x 5.5yd square.

Your plot would be about 4 poles.

There are 160 poles to the acre.

4 poles length = 1 chain = 1 cricket pitch

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Marmaduke

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« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2006, 16:04 »
Is it an English measurement and that's why I don't know it?  Or is it a secret allotment measurement and I haven't been properly initiated in to the brotherhood?

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« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2006, 16:41 »
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Is it an English measurement and that's why I don't know it?  Or is it a secret allotment measurement and I haven't been properly initiated in to the brotherhood?

Are you not English Marmeduke? Just curious.
Rod pole and perch were (are) all the same: six inches! Now that's english for you.
Take a look at this site for an interesting read:
Units of Measurement
or this one if you really want to be confused! Google again - amazing what's 'out there'!
LINKChains!!
Keep the plot cultivated, that's the best way to ensure its future.

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Marmaduke

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« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2006, 13:48 »
I will have lived in England seven years at the end of the month.  I haven't completely converted to Englishness yet but I am slowly getting there.

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mellowmick

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« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2006, 14:20 »
What a pity. :wink:

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« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2006, 21:35 »
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What a pity. :wink:
Presume you are a Scot Mellowmick! This can be taken two ways, but perhaps I won't go there as I am a foreign cat! Clue: grandfather was from across the border :)

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« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2006, 08:36 »
Just punning with Marmaduke. I'm actually the 5th generation to have lived in Dundee but was born in Norfolk!

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Marmaduke

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« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2006, 11:08 »
I have told my husband that I might love him more if he had a scottish accent.



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