England
larger liquid measures

Wine Measure
             

tun

         

pipe or butt

2

   

firkin or puncheon or tertian

3

     

 hogshead

1 1/3

2

4

     

tierce

2

3

6

   

barrel

1 1/3

2

2 2/3

4

8

 rundlet

2 1/3

4 2/3

7

14

wine gallon

18

31.5

42

63

84

126

252

pre-1824, in imperial gal.

0.83

14.99

26.23

34.97

52.46

69.94

104.92

209.83

imperial gallons 1824–1999

15

26¼

35

52.5

70

105

210

liters (1824-1999)

68.19

119.3

159.1

238.7

318.2

477.3

954.7

2 Henry VI chapter 14 (1423)

1 Richard III, chapter 13 (1483-1484)

 

Beer and Ale Measure

hogshead

barrel

kilderkin

2

3

firkin

2

4

6

pottle

16

32

64

96

15th – 17th centuries

gallons of ale or soap

½

8

16

32

48

gallons of beer

½

9

18

36

54

1688, beer & ale

½

17

34

51

1803–1824, beer & ale

½

9

18

36

54

1824–1999, imperial gallons

½

9

18

36

54

23 Henry VIII, chapter 4 (1531 – 1532)

home | units index | search |  to email Sizes drawing of envelope |  acknowledgements | 
help | privacy | terms of use