In Lancashire, England, ? – 18ᵗʰ century, a unit of capacity for grain. Also spelled awkendale.¹ Houghton² (1693) says it was 7 quarts “at Clitheroe, and the east parts of Lancashire,” which is the same size he attributes to the peck in those locations, whereas he says in “Lancaster and norwards” the peck was 6 gallons.

1. Peter Walkden.
Extracts from the Diary of … P.W., Nonconformist Minister, for … 1725, 1729, and 1730.
Preston (UK): 1866.

Entry for 30 October, page 62.

2. John Houghton.
Friday, June 23, 1693. Num. XLVI.
Variety of weights and measures in several parts of England. Something of Camden's Britania.

Between 1692 and 1703 and John Houghton published a weekly folio, something like a 17ᵗʰ century blog or financial newsletter. The folios were later published in collections. This one appeared on page 132 of

Richard Bradley.
Husbandry and trade improv'd: being a collection of many valuable… Vol 1.
London: Prin[t]ed for Woo[d]man and Lyon, 1727.


Aghendole, s. An old Lancashire measure, containing eight pounds. See Aighendale.

Did covenant with the said Anne, that if she would hurt neither of them, she should yearely have one aghendole of meale.
Pott’s Discov. of Witches, 1613.

Aighendale. A measure in Lancashire containing seven quarts. Ash. See Aghendole.

Thomas Wright.
A Dictionary of Obsolete and Provincial English.
London: Henry G. Bohn, 1857.
Pages 37 and 42.

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