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What is a Cornish Acre?

A Cornish Acre is larger than an English Acre. Below are a collection of instances where a Cornish acre has been defined in the past, from 1420 to the 1800s, with writing and references from Lacy, Bishop of Exeter in 1420 to Borlase, Hals and Davies. They are not meant to be an absolute measure or decision on what is, or what is not a Cornish acre, but simply a collection of measurements to help you to choose and decide for yourself, or to provide a launchpad for your own investigative journalism on the subject. Continue reading

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