Westmoreland acre

In Westmoreland county, England, a unit of land area, = 6760 square yards. It is based on a perch of 19½ feet, a square perch of 42¼ square feet.

The Westmoreland acre was not the only acre used in the county of Westmoreland:

There is the statute acre of 4840 square yards, the customary acre of 6760 raised from the perch of six and one half yards, and a third acre on the borders of Lancashire, raised from the perch of seven yards, containing 7840, being the same as the Irish plantation acre.

A. Pringle
General View of the Agriculture of Westmoreland
included in Bailey and Culley, cited below.
Page 302.

John Chalmers Morton.
A cyclopedia of agriculture, practical and scientific: in which the theory, the art, and the business of farming are thoroughly and practically treated. Vol. 2.
Glasgow: Blackie and Son, 1855.
Page 938.


In the Report of Westmoreland the customary acre is generally meant, which contains 6760 square yards or 1A. 1R. 23½P. statute measure.

J. Bailey and G. Culley
A General View of the Agriculture of Northumberland, with Observations on the Means of its Improvement…
Newcastle: printed by Sol, Hodgson, and sold in London by Robinson and Nichol, 1797.
Page viii.