In Manchester, England, ? – 18th century, a unit of capacity. According to Houghton (1693), the old hoolp was 12 gallons and the new one 8. He also says that at Manchester, 8 gallons was also called a “measure,” a strike and a stroke.
1. John Houghton.
A Collection of Letters for the Improvement of Husbandry and Trade.
Issue #46, of 23 June 1693. Page 133 & 134 in the collected 4-vol edition.
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