In Lancashire, England, ? – 18th century, a unit of capacity for grain. Also spelled awkendale.² Houghton (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 in “Lancaster and norwards” the peck was 6 gallons.

1. John Houghton.
A Collection of Letters for the Improvement of Husbandry and Trade.
Issue #46, of 23 June 1693. Page 132 in the collected 4-vol edition.

2. 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.


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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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